Comparison of X Window System Desktop Environments

Comparison Of X Window System Desktop Environments

A desktop environment is a collection of software designed to give functionality and a certain look and feel to an operating system.

This article applies to operating systems which are capable of running the X Window System, mostly Unix and Unix-like operating systems such as Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X. Microsoft Windows is incapable of natively running X applications; however, third-party X servers like Cygwin/X or Xming are available.

Read more about Comparison Of X Window System Desktop Environments:  Technical Elements of A Desktop Environment, Compatibility and Interoperability Issues, System Resources Utilization

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