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12 Linux Desktop Environments You May Have Missed
 
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Friday, April 11, 2014 Desktop environments make for one of the key features of the Linux platform. These add a number of features to your desktop, making it easy to use etc. While desktop environments like GNOME etc. are well known, there are others that are quite useful but not as well known. Here are 12 such environments.

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1. xmonad

From the website: xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell. In a normal WM, you spend half your time aligning and searching for windows. xmonad makes work easier, by automating this.

2. Enlightenment

From the website: 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 window manager. It covers uses from small mobile devices like phones all the way to powerful multi-core desktops (which are the primary development environment).

3. ROX

From the website: ROX is a fast, user friendly desktop which makes extensive use of drag-and-drop. The interface revolves around the file manager, or filer, following the traditional Unix view that `everything is a file' rather than trying to hide the filesystem beneath start menus, wizards, or druids. The aim is to make a system that is well designed and clearly presented. The ROX style favours using several small programs together instead of creating all-in-one mega-applications.


4. Sugar

From the website: The award-winning Sugar Learning Platform promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities that encourage critical thinking, the heart of a quality education. Designed from the ground up especially for children, Sugar offers an alternative to traditional “office-desktop” software.

5. Étoilé

From the website: Étoilé is open-source (MIT/BSD licensed) and built on GNUstep—it should be portable to most operating systems.

6. Ratpoison

From the website: Ratpoison is a simple Window Manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent dependence. It is largely modelled after GNU Screen which has done wonders in the virtual terminal market.

7. UDE

From the website: The UDE-Project is creating a new WM which will be a complete GUI in future. The project does not use any special GUI-Libraries such as QT or GTK+. We just use the standard Xlibs (both to keep UDE fast and slim and to avoid dependencies). UDE has a completely original Look'n'Feel, it's not just another copy of the so well known "classical" window management user interface.

8. Mezzo

Mezzo is the desktop environment created by Ryan Quinn. Added to Symphony OS, it follows Jason Spisak's Laws of Interface Design[1] and poses a new way of presenting data to the user. Mezzo uses FVWM as the window manager. (Wiki)

9. AmiWM

From the website: AmiWm is a window manager for die-hard Amiga lovers; it emulates the look of the Amiga's Workbench. It supports multiple screens, which can be dragged up and down just like on the Amiga, and different backdrops for each screen.

10. awesome

From the website: Awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.

11. FVWM-Crystal

From the website: FVWM-Crystal aims to create an easy to use, eye-candy but also powerful desktop environment for Linux or other Unix-like operating systems. It uses following programs: FVWM as a window manager and "main core", different ways to provide icons on the desktop including support for many file managers and custom commands, xterm, aterm, mrxvt or urxvt as terminal emulators, MPD or XMMS2 as music players (there's built-in support for controlling these programs), and several other tools for different functions, like setting a wallpaper or making screen shots.

12. EDE

From the website: EDE is small desktop environment built to be responsive, light in resource usage and to have familiar look and feel. It runs on Linux, *BSD, Solaris, Minix, Zaurus and even on XBox.




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