Linux Desktop Environment

In this post, we will explore various Linux desktop environments

Linux desktop is nothing but the graphical user interface for the Linux OS.

Every Linux distributions has GUI environment, examples Ubuntu has modified GNOME desktop, Fedora has GNOME. Some Linux distributions don’t have any default GUI like Arch Linux, you can use any desktop.

Even if you get the default desktop environment you can install any and use. You can select whichever desktop you want once your computer is started.

So how this desktop environment differs from one another.

Below we will see some of the famous Linux desktop environments

GNOME on Ubuntu 18.04

GNOME desktop Dashboard

GNOME desktop Activites

KDE Plasma Desktop

KDE Plasma

Cinnamon Desktop used on Linux Mint


[XFCE Desktop] (

Pantheon : Used by Elementry OS