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  • Xfce icon

    Xfce

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • KDE icon

    KDE

    KDE is an international technology team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDEs products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • KDE make two desktops that are GNOME alternatives: KDE 4 and its successor Plasma 5. Both are popular, extensible and compatible with Qt much more than with GTK. KDE is known for having a huge, huge amount of options built right in (rather than accessed via extensions, like in GNOME). It's also a more "classic" desktop experience - people coming from Windows will find it more familiar than they will find GNOME. JohnFastmanApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely customizable, many features. Simple by default, powerful when needed. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • First thing about KDE - KDE is ecosystem, and default kde apps much more powerfull and customizeble then in GNOME, and i recommend u to use LTS KDE Plasma realese with KDE neon, or Linux mint 18.2 KDE stanislawmarulinSep 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Cinnamon icon

    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • MATE icon

    MATE

    MATE is a fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • LXDE icon

    LXDE

    The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • LXQt icon

    LXQt

    LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • Unity icon

    Unity

    Unity is a shell interface for the Gnome desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd for its Ubuntu operating system. It is designed to make more efficient use of...

    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued Cannonical has announced that Unity will be discontinued in favour of Ubuntu 18.04 using GNOME. Article at https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/.
    • How customiseable it is. I spent 10 minutes on it and made them almost identical. Most GNOME apps work on unity too. Dragon8oySep 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Enlightenment icon

    Enlightenment

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Budgie icon

    Budgie

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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    Lumina Desktop Environment

    Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on PC-BSD, and is being packaged for...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD PC-BSD

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  • EDE icon

    EDE

    Equinox Desktop Environment is simple and small graphical desktop environment for UNIX operating systems

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Solaris

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  • CDE (Common Desktop Environment) icon

    CDE (Common Desktop Environment)

    The Common Desktop Environment was created by a collaboration of Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, SCO, Fujitsu and Hitachi. Used on a selection of commercial UNIXs, it is now...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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    Elokab

    Elokab Desktop Environment is an open-source independent desktop environment for Linux which uses QT libraries like KDE .

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Bluetile icon

    Bluetile

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell

    Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.

    Free Open Source Windows

GNOME Comments

Comment by JohnFastman
about GNOME · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Open source, hugely customizable and an attractive-looking alternative to the boring Mac/Windows-"inspired" user interface paradigms.

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Comment by ondrapelech
about GNOME · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful

please somebody add a screenshot of GNOME
adress: http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.28/figures/gnome-2.28.png.en
label: "A GNOME 2.28 desktop"

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