Although not the subject of this tutorial GNU / Linux Let's talk briefly about desktop environments.
Desktop is the shell that offers visual use with windows, panels, icons to use and manage our system. These graphical shells consist of Window manager and Desktop Environment on X Window layer.
Commonly used desktop environments
can be listed as.
Gnome -GNU Network Object Model Environment-
GNOME -GNU Network Object Model Environment-It is an open source free desktop environment. GNOME, which is being developed by the GNOME Project community affiliated with the GNU Project, can be installed on many Unix and BSD based operating systems.
The GNOME project provides an easy and impressive desktop environment for users and a development platform to develop applications and integrate them with the rest of the desktop.
|Term||GNOME -GNU Network Object Model Environment-|
|First Release||March 3, 1999|
|License||GPL – LGPL|
KDE -K Desktop Environment –
KDE provides a modern desktop environment for UNIX and compatible systems. With a free UNIX player such as GNU/Linux, UNIX/KDE provides a completely free and open computing platform.
|Term||KDE (K Desktop Environment)|
|Developer(s)||KDE Development Team|
|License||GPL and others|
|Wiki||wiki.kde.org / community.kde.org|
It is a free and open source desktop environment for the X Window System. Cinnamon is the main desktop environment of the Linux Mint distribution and is also available as an optional desktop for other Linux distributions and other Unix-like operating systems.
|Term||It is a free and open source desktop environment.|
|Developer(s)||Linux Mint developers|
Xfce (XForms Common Environment)
Xfce, is a lightweight, easy-to-use desktop environment compatible with GNU/Linux and Unix-like systems, which is simple yet provides the functionality expected of a modern desktop environment.
|Term||XForms Common Environment|
|Developer(s)||Free software community|
|License||GNU General Public License|
In these tutorials, we will talk about using “Terminal -Console/Teminal-” and GNU/Linux shell -BaSH shell- instead of graphical interface.
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