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    Changing Desktop Environments


    I am currently using Gnome. What other desktop environments are available and how do I switch?

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    What are you running?
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    I am running Wheezy with Gnome 3.4.2. I have 6 GB of RAM.

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    go to DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD. and click the "Desktop interface" dropdown in the "Search by Distribution Criteria" box.
    just get some search results, try something eventually.
    i suggest you stay within distrowatch's top 100.
    or, simply read through the top 10.

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    I was thinking about staying with Debian and just use another DE. I've had a LXDE Wheezy VM before.

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    All Desktop Enviornments are available in Debian repositories from E17 to KDE to XFCE to RazorQT to Mate depending on a users skillset.
    Since you have to ask. I would first learn a distro before customising it. But that is just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank| View Post
    I was thinking about staying with Debian and just use another DE.
    well, at least you get a dropdown list of what is available, with pages describing the distro, and a pretty screenshot.
    or use wikipedia.

    but yes, almost everything is available and a reinstall is not compulsory.
    but it's not as easy as it might seem.

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