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[2]: why jump for a desktop?
by eco2geek on Sun 7th Jul 2013 06:10 UTC in reply to "RE: why jump for a desktop?"
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When KDE switched from 3 to 4, I switched from KDE to GNOME. And when GNOME switched from 2 to 3, I switched from GNOME back to KDE.

(Actually, I never really left KDE, but it's now my UI of choice again.)

And you're right, most major distros come with GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE versions. Many even include Cinnamon and MATE. There's no need to learn a new package manager or configuration utility if you don't like a certain DE.

I may not like Unity, but I do like the fact that Ubuntu powers so many different desktop environments, and I really hope they don't screw that up in their push for "Unity everywhere".

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