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Linux Desktop Environment-Gnome,KDE,Xfce,MATE,Cinnamon

this is arash from
and thank you for watching this video in this video we have a look at variaty of linux environments that i have installed them on ubuntu. before we start, you should consider this fact that in some distributions, they come as the default environment with some themes and desktop backgrounds that do not exist on my ubuntu also i do not go deep into technical details. in previous video we had a look at unity. i talked about dash board, launcher, hud-up display, and workspace switcher. now in this video i’m going to talk about
Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon and MATE GNOME with capital letters is pronounced with its starting G; however many people confuse it with [g]nome, the dwarflike creatures, written with small letters. GNOME stands for “GNU Object Model Environment”, and “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix!”. in, it is pronounced with g. in the other languages also, GNOME is pronounced GNOME, KNOME or JENOME but not nome. anyway
GNOME is the name of both user interface and desktop environment. In GNOME shell the component on left is activities, in the middle calendar, and indicators at right. you can also shut down from here. in activities there is a luncher that you can run applications from. for example i run Nautilus file manager. and you see it on the taskbar. widows show you the running windows and applications show you the list of all applications ready to run. you can also filter them by their category. here for example i run calculator. to find applications easier, there is a search tool. lets look for a text editor. and yes gedit. in a messy desktop you can drag some windows to the other workspaces. and you can switch between them. just role the mouse wheel. empty workspaces are removed. and there are also two ways to close applications that you dont need. now let’s have a look at classic gnome. if you are a new linux user, notice that you shold install these desktop environments. they dont come by default on ubuntu. there is a menu of applications, i choose the text editor, and a calculator. There is a show desktop and a taskbar on the bottom of screen. on the top right side you see the notification area. the file manager Nautilus and the workspace switcher is on bottom right. and swiching between workspaces is similar to unity and you can also use shortcuts, Shift+Alt+Control and arrow keys. as you see, gnome classic does not provide you any search tool by default. it’s a simple interface; nevertheless many experienced linux users have a nostalgic feeling about it. Now lets have a look at KDE. KDE in comparison with GNOME is havier and it uses more hardware resources. Let’s press K button and look for a text editor. there are also applications computer recently used and leave. and i run the file manager of KDE, dolphine. you can also switch between two desktops. you can also send your application into another desktop. in dolphin file manager you can switch between home and root directory. i go back i create a folder called colors. another folders inside it: blue green and red i grab colors and drag it to the desktop. as you see these windows are transparent. you can also see running applications here., there is a show desktop button. notification area…
and the thing i like about KDE is its calendar a panel can be added on top. i add a default one. it can also be removed easily. sorry, like this. and add an empty panel. and i start adding items into it. some folders from recently used, text editor if you work with KDE for a while, you may find some interesting stuffs about it. i go to leave and logout. now we have look at Xfce. the
development of Xfce started in 1996 one year
ahead of GNOME. Xfce is a very light environment, it needs low hardware requirements and it is very suitable for old computers. the default theme appeariance of Xfce in xubuntu is a little bit different from here. first of all let’s launch some applications from application menu. Xfce is very similar to gnome classic. you can see the running applications on the taskbar. working with the workspaces is also very easy. moreover, there is a panel below where you can launch applications from and add more items into it. and i show you how to do that. for adding item, just do a right click on this panel. Panel>Add New Items for a custom item, add a launcher, you can add multiple number of them. then properties you can assign one or several applications to each luncher from the item that contains subitems, i run libreOffice writer. the default file manager of Xfce is Thunar. let’s have a look at it. let’s close everything and shut down. in different distributions you may find shut down button in different locations. MATE, after release of GNOME 3 in 2011 that led to some criticism, MATE project started continuing the way of GNOME 2. and as you see, it is very similar to GNOME 2. and Cinnamon user interface login firefox Nemo file manager which re-introduced some removed features of Nautilus, in application menu you can either choose a program by its category or search for it. for example Pluma, Pluma is a spanish word for gedit. like Caja and Mate that are also spanish words. show desktop. also choosing between current applications. Alt+Tab and finally log out. final words themes should not cheat you. when you want to choose an intertace, choose it regardless to theme that you see on the web or screen resolution of recorded video tutorial about it. before you choose a desktop environmet, ask yourself: What are my needs? How much light is this desktop environment?
How much user-friendly is it? How much customizable is it? if you are looking for a very light environmet, i suggest Xfce to you. otherwise if you are new in linux better to keep your default interface for a while and later, start trying them and see which one fits your needs better. if you see some fanatic missioneries of GNOME, KDE or other environments who set up weblogs and start criticizing each other and argueing or if you see strange people who leave insultive comments just ignore them. user interface is not that much critical and sensitive that they show. thanks for watching this video
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Reader Comments

  1. Customizable + VERY LIGHT = Enlightenment E17 (native in Bodhi Linux Distro based on Ubuntu LTS or MacPup Distro and others)

    User friendly too, once you get your head around it.

    I would certainly recommend it for older/slower computers and laptops. It will surprise you with it's responsiveness, using up your RAM or CPU just barely.

  2. I like how he says that gnome doesn't come with a default search interface while showing a picture of nautilus with a button for search.

  3. New to Linux(noob) and was trying so hard to figure out fedora using kde, thanks to your video it makes sense I got to switch

  4. I found it much easier to understand the closed captioning, but it is difficult then too, as the information comes so fast anyway. I guess I need slower, and more information as context especially. I understood what you said sometimes, but didn't catch important bits of information that made me confused. The video was exactly what I wanted, and I will watch a few times though.

  5. i mean gnome classic does not support search on installed apps or recent files. the search you imply on is the search for files and directories. the nautilus search is not a dash board search.

  6. kde is not really, xfce is sort of customizable, unity, and gnome classic are customizable, gnome shell itself is horrible……in my opinion, though i use it on a netbook.

    so here are the customizable enviroments:

    Unity- ubuntu software centre, ubuntu-desktop

    GNOME Classic- Terminal, sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

  7. I love the xfce-desktop with xubuntu 12.04….lightweight, customizable, and with compiz and emerald realy beautiful

  8. Thank you for the info here! I used to like classic, back when it wasn't classic yet. Then used Unity, but didn't like it because my computer didn't really have the hardware to support it. Now on new laptop with Cinnamon in Mint, but I think I'll try experimenting now. Thank you!

  9. to switch to another environment in ubuntu on login page where you should enter password, next to your username you see ubuntu logo, click on it and see options. for installing new desktop, i found this: 16K1GOc for KDE and Pjhh46 for gnome3, for the rest of environments you would find some stuffs by simple googling

  10. Very nice video. I learned very much from it. I think you should also look at Openbox and LXDE. Crunchbang and Slitaz have very nice default configurations using openbox. Trisquel and Gnewsense are also very well configured.

  11. Very useful video for a newbie like me – looking to install a Linux distro and trying to figure out which desktop environment to use. Thank you! 🙂

  12. I agree that LXDE should also be mentioned. And if you have a Puppy Linux+LXDE you will have a super fast Linux for an old computer. It will bring your old P3 computers to life.

  13. You forgot the quick search and launch applications (I don't know its name) on KDE and Cinnamon, which is launched with alt+f2. Good video by the way.

  14. I'm totally in love with Linux, the only reasons that make me stay in win seven are:
    -the quick-launching shortcut (Super+number) (i have looked everywhere for this)
    -the compatibility with some programs (i could use wine..) 🙂

  15. nice..i used cinnamon with Linux Mint, didn't know I could use it with Ubuntu as well…am gonna try that today…

  16. I like xfce better, but the other ones are also good. Let's respect the developers since they put lots of their time in developing. I know how it feels as a Java developer.

  17. Great overview and summary.  I've resisted switching to Mint as I became content with Ubuntu and Gnome and was told Mint was for beginners.  ?But, it's very clean and complete.  I like your post of screenshot in here that outlines 'Unity Sucks' – hah, no one likes it.

  18. Am i the only one who thinks GNOME 3 and Cinnamon reign supreme?
    I'm gonna try Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon) and Antegros (comes with like ALL desktops in the installer) the coming days because I can't take Windows XP slowness anymore.

  19. A great upload. Genuine and at the same time interesting. Well done Arashium, and your grasp of the English language and grammar puts some of my students to shame. I hope you don't take that as patronising you in any way, it is compliment. 

  20. I like Gnome Classic, Xfce, LXDE. I hated unity, gnome 3, kde, even mate. In my opinion, Gnome Classic is the best DE. LXDE & XFCE are good lightweight DEs, which are doing their job very well, but LXDE looks more beautiful than XFCE.

  21. almost a year later and still very relevant. I generally stay in gnome so I'm not sure how much Kde has changed but the gnome did away with the categories. this video also convinced me to stay with ubuntu. very nice! job arash

  22. I really love the combined top bar in Unity, but i hate the dash in unity and some other features like the amazon-bullshit and the default connections to rythmbox, youtube, ….

    Wich Desktop Environment should i choose? I think I'm going to go with cinnamon or gnome, but they don't seem to have this great top bar, wich saves screen-space and is very user-friendly.

  23. you don't necessarily need a desktop environment on Linux, a simple window manager can provide an interface for launching programs. For example, the window manager i3 is very usable, easy to understand and a lot faster than any of the options presented in this video.

  24. it was verry useful because i didnt know the difference between those.  i have an old pentium4 3.0ghz  1 gig ram machine. i i tired  one that is too heavy. to slow on hardware. i will try a xfce one next. thank you for information sharing!!!   =]

  25. Wow, finally the video i searched for, thanks for that overview and final words, are you iranian by any chance?

    Best regards

  26. I've found that no matter what desktop you're using, Linux benefits severely from using a solid state hard drive.

  27. I find KDE/Plasma wayy too buggy and slow. GNOME is what works the best for me. Also, I like how GTK+ is free software. QT seems to have a VERY limited toolbox aswel.

  28. I enjoyed that watching I learned a lot. I just I had a hard time understanding your accent but you made that up with your attention to detail. but all in all I enjoyed it, if I can only put in some conductive criticism it would be to slow down i had trouble following at such speed. thank you and I hope I wasn't harsh.

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