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Seven Ways that GNU/Linux Tops Vista

Oct 24, 2008, 15:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Vista has one desktop. This fact is so ingrained in Windows users that the very concept of an alternative desktop is often hard for them to imagine. Yet GNU/Linux offers at least a dozen. Besides the popular GNOME, KDE, and Xfce desktops available in most distributions, you can also install ones like LXDE, ROX, or keyboard driven ones like dwm or ratpoison.

"With many desktops, you also have several dozen choices for the window manager -- the application that controls the appearance and position on the desktop. With each window manager, you get a different look, feel, and performance, and you can use many, such as IceWM or FluxBox, as stripped down graphical environments."

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