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2. The Linux Desktop > 17. Switch to a Lighter Window Manager

Switch to a Lighter Window Manager

GNOME and KDE are great, but they are a little heavy. If you’re on an older system, or you just want a change of pace, you can use other window managers under Ubuntu, such as Fluxbox, XFCE, and Enlightenment.

If there’s one thing that’s great about Linux, it’s choice. If you don’t like a particular program, there’s a pretty good chance that Linux has at least one alternative. This even applies to your entire desktop environment. The desktop environment comprises a lot of different programs, such as a window manager (which handles drawing borders around your windows, moving them, and so forth), panels so you can launch programs, background-management programs, and more. The most popular of these desktop environments are GNOME and KDE. Ubuntu defaults to GNOME


  

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