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The Complete Guide to Desktop Environments

kde logo oxygenWhether you're a PC or a Mac, you have a variety of desktop environments to chose from. Linux users have a wide selection as well which includes Gnome, KDE, XFCE and more. All these desktop environments provide a common base level of functionality such as the ability to launch applications, resize, move and close windows and the ability to display a number of themes. However each desktop environment does have it's own unique features and advantages.

This guide will review some of the most popular desktop environments available, compare them to each other, show you how to install and use a new desktop environment, and show you how to troubleshoot any issues you might run into.

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