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How To Load Multiple Desktops on One Linux Distribution

Aug 03, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"An alternative solution would be to load a single distribution, and then add whatever desktops you would like to try out. Again, this can be tedious and time consuming if you have to find and load the core and all the bits and pieces for each one you want. It certainly can be done, and it might be the best way to go if you want to really learn and understand each one, and to end up with one that is really customized to suit your needs and taste.

"If all you want, though, is to see how they compare in a very general way, there is a much simpler solution. Some distributions make it very easy to add a complete alternative desktop with a single selection. Two that I have been looking at today are Fedora 13 and Linux Mint 9. Both of those are best known for their Gnome distributions, and both have alternative "spins" for KDE, Xfce and Lxde, but it is not generally known how easily you can add another desktop to an installed Gnome base."

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