EDE Alternatives

    EDE is described as 'Equinox Desktop Environment is simple and small graphical desktop environment for UNIX operating systems' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to EDE for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac and postmarketOS. The best alternative is KDE Plasma, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like EDE are Xfce (Free, Open Source), GNOME (Free, Open Source), Cinnamon (Free, Open Source) and MATE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. Plasma is a cross-device work environment by the KDE Community where trust is put on the user's capacity to best define their own workflow and preferences.
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    2. Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.
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    3. GNOME 3 has been designed from the ground up to help you have the best possible computing experience. Learn about what it has to offer. Simple and easy to use
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    4. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to GNOME 2. The underlying technology is forked from GNOME Shell.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      • OpenIndiana
      • GhostBSD
      Many users of GNOME 2 dislike GNOME 3. MATE is a fork of the good old GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
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    5. The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment.
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    6. Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus OS and is part of the Solus Project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.
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    7. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the .
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    8. Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work than doing it the old fashioned way and fighting with traditional toolkits, not to mention a traditional...
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    9. Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as tiling layouts where windows are arranged to use the entire screen without overlapping.

      Discontinued

      The last commit on this software is ten years ago and the GNOME desktop has moved on. Notably, it is now difficult to replace the default window manager in GNOME.

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