Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Installing Muliple Desktop Environments in Ubuntu

I love to try new things out. In that respect, I love trying different various desktop environments on Ubuntu.

Ubuntu comes default with Unity desktop, but you can install other desktop environments as well. To install Ubuntu desktop environment, simply run
$ sudo apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends desktop_environment_to_install

where desktop_environment_to_install can be any of the following corresponding to the desktop environment in parentheses:
ubuntu-gnome-desktop (GNOME)
kubuntu-desktop (KDE)
ubuntu-desktop (Unity)
ubuntu-mate-desktop (MATE)
xubuntu-desktop (Xfce)
lubuntu-desktop (LXDE)

When you have multiple desktop environments installed, you may be able to choose one at the log-in screen.

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