A collection of free customisable desktops environments for Ubuntu Linux

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A collection of free customisable desktops environments for Ubuntu Linux, sourced under a creative commons. This list will be updated regularly. Email over the URL, if you wish to be included.

  • Budgie – Budgie is a desktop environment designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon strives to provide a traditional user experience. Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME 3.
  • Deepin DE – DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) is the default desktop environment originally created for the Linux Deepin distribution.
  • Enlightenment – A lightweight and pretty desktop environment that is designed to run fast and look good, while retaining a large degree of customization.
  • GNOME – The GNOME desktop environment is an attractive and intuitive desktop with both a modern (GNOME) and a classic (GNOME Classic) session.
  • GNOME Flashback – GNOME Flashback is a shell for GNOME 3 which was initially called GNOME fallback mode. The desktop layout and the underlying technology is similar to GNOME 2.
  • KDE Plasma – The KDE Plasma desktop environment is a familiar working environment. Plasma Desktop offers all the tools required for a modern desktop computing experience so you can be productive right from the start.
  • LXDE – The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment is a fast and energy-saving desktop environment.
  • LXQt – LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment.
  • Mate – Mate provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors. MATE is a fork of GNOME 2.
  • Pantheon – Pantheon is the default desktop environment originally created for the elementary OS distribution.
  • UKUI – UKUI is a desktop environment for Linux distributions and other UNIX-like operating systems, originally developed for Ubuntu Kylin, and written using the Qt framework.
  • Unity – Unity is a shell for GNOME designed by Canonical for Ubuntu.
  • Xfce – Xfce embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability.

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