Desktop

Linux on the Desktop

Unlike commercial or branded Operating Systems, Linux offers you a choice of how you would like your User Interface to Look and Feel, beyond just choosing a theme. Currently there are four main options;

GNOME   KDE   XFCE   LXDE

Desktop Applications

One thing to be aware of is that although Linux will not run Windows programs, there often better Linux alternatives and there are ways to run Windows programs indirectly. You can either use a package called WINE to run some programs within your Linux environment, or you can use a virtualisation product to run Windows itself on top of Linux.

WINE   KVM   VMWare

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