Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Selecting a Graphical Interface

Unlike Windows and Mac operating systems, Linux does not have a graphical interface built in. Instead there are a fairly large number of graphical interfaces that have been built to run on Linux and it is your choice as to which one (or more than one) they you have installed.

In this article I describe how the various layers in Linux for setting up a graphical interface all fit together. At the time the article was written there was no one interface that was significantly more popular than any other, now the most popular graphical interfaces are Gnome and KDE and most people run one or both of these with other interfaces being used only rarely and usually for specific reasons.

Selecting a Graphical Interface

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