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The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop.
KDE is a development platform, a set of applications and a graphical desktop; it's all of these things. It is created by a community of people dedicated to create a free, open-source and user-friendly computing experience. KDE offers all the necessary means to easily build all kinds of ... [More]
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. This Ohloh project only contains the core components of Xfce!
awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, light and extensible. It is primarly targeted at power users, developers and any people dealing with every day computing tasks and want to have fine-grained control on its graphical environment.
Metacity was the default window manager for the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Its focus is on simplicity and usability rather than novelties or gimmicks. Its author has characterized it as a "boring window manager for the adult in you. Many window managers are like Marshmallow Froot Loops; Metacity is like Cheerios."
xmonad is a tiling window manager for X. Windows are arranged automatically to tile the screen without gaps or overlap, maximising screen use. All features of the window manager are accessible from the keyboard: a mouse is strictly optional. xmonad is written and extensible in Haskell. Custom layout ... [More]
Openbox is a standards compliant, fast, light-weight, extensible window manager. Openbox works with your applications, and makes your desktop easier to manage. This is because the approach to its development was the opposite of what seems to be the general case for window managers. Openbox was ... [More]
Beryl is an OpenGL accelerated desktop that seeks to provide a free, open source desktop experience to the community that reflects the wishes of the users. Beryl is a combined window manager and composite manager written in C using OpenGL to provide acceleration. It is designed to be highly ... [More]
xmonad is a minimalistic tiling window manager for X, written and extensible in Haskell. xmonad-contrib is the library of user-contributed extension modules to xmonad, providing a large collection of new layout algorithms, utilities, hooks, and more.