Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 21:04 UTC
Editorial Like many of you, I've been watching the big changes in user interfaces over the past few years, trying to make sense of them all. Is there a common explanation for the controversies surrounding the Windows 8 UI and Unity? Where do GNOME 3, KDE, Cinnamon, and MATE fit in? This article offers one view.
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RE: why jump for a desktop?
by tupp on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 21:04 UTC in reply to "why jump for a desktop?"
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I never understood the excessive butt-hurt over a default de/wm.

To acquire a new de/wm, one usually only has to check one or two boxes in a package manager and click "Apply." Then, one merely logs-out; chooses the desired de/wm; and logs-in.

On some systems, one can merely comment and uncomment entries in the .xinitrc file in the home directory, and then restart X.

I can understand how an undesired default desktop might be a slight problem for a newbie at distro install, but most of the newbie distros offer a selection of versions with various newbie desktops and newbie window managers.

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