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  1. #1
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    Best Desktop Environment of Linux

    Hey guys!
    Vote for the best Desktop Environment of Linux


    KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a free software project based around its flagship product, a desktop environment for Unix-like systems. The goal of the project is to provide basic desktop functions and applications for daily needs as well as tools and documentation for developers to write stand-alone applications for the system. In this regard, the KDE project serves as an umbrella project for many standalone applications and smaller projects that are based on KDE technology. These include KOffice, KDevelop, Amarok, K3b and many others. KDE software is based on the Qt toolkit. The original GPL version of this toolkit only existed for the X11 platform, but with the release of Qt 4, GPL versions are available for all platforms. This allows KDE software based on Qt 4 to also be distributed to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X

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    Re: Best Desktop Environment of Linux


    GNOME is a desktop environment—the graphical user interface which runs on top of a computer operating system—composed entirely of free software. It is an international project that includes creating software development frameworks, selecting application software for the desktop, and working on the programs which manage application launching, file handling, and window and task management.

    GNOME is part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably those built on top of the Linux kernel and the GNU system, and as part of Java Desktop System in Solaris.

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    Xfce 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.

    The current version, 4.6, is modular and reusable. It consists of separately packaged components that together provide the full functionality of the desktop environment, but which can be selected in subsets to create the user's preferred personal working environment. Xfce is mainly used for its ability to run a modern desktop environment on relatively modest hardware.

    It is based on the GTK+ 2 toolkit as is GNOME. It uses the Xfwm window manager, described below. Its configuration is entirely mouse-driven, and the configuration files are hidden from the casual user.

    Xfce is somewhat similar to the commercial CDE, but has been getting a little further away from that comparison with each new major version.

  4. #4
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    Re: Best Desktop Environment of Linux

    Some other DEs are :

    Project Looking Glass
    Ambient desktop
    ROX Desktop

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    Re: Best Desktop Environment of Linux

    The GNOME Hispano group has been nominated in the Best Initiative in Free Software category of the Navegantes de Hoy awards, which are delivered by a newspaper in Extremadura. And GNOME Hispano won! This acknowledges the hard work done by the group in various areas like events, translations, and participation to the free software community.

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    Re: Best Desktop Environment of Linux

    All the possible Reasons for GNOME has already mentioned above so it is needless to say GNOME will lead the position.

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