LinuxGazette.net: Using a Non-Default GUI (in RHEL and Kin)

“GUI is an acronym for Graphical User Interface. You can choose
your GUI in Linux. The working title for this topic was
Non-Standard GUI Desktops, but two things are true: First, choice
is sometimes good. Second, in many people’s minds, ‘Non-Standard’
often implies sub-standard. Nothing can be further from the

“In most other popular operating systems, the GUI is both
mandatory and relatively fixed. In Microsoft Windows, you have…
well, Windows. You can apply themes and styles, and make a few
changes to appearances, but the system is designed to run only in
the provided graphical interface…”