Best Linux apps for non-Gnome, non-KDE desktops
Posted on: 04/19/2012 09:48 AM

Dedoimedo posted a compilation of the best alternative software for non-Gnome and non-KDE desktops, optimized for weaker machines running Xfce, LXDE and other non-mainstream Linux desktop environments.

Best Linux apps for non-Gnome, non-KDE desktops

Most of the Linux desktoposphere revolves around Gnome and KDE. This means that most Linux programs are written, designed and tested for these desktop environments. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you're using one of the less popular alternatives, you might struggle a little finding the right software. Let me help you.

In this article, I will try to present you with the best programs suitable for use on top of non-Gnome and non-KDE desktops. Please note this does not mean they cannot be used with either Gnome or KDE with great success. Nor does it mean that programs not listed here are not suitable for your box. The whole purpose of this compilation is to expose you to some less known, lightweight programs that will offer the best performance and usability on older, possibly low-end machines running Xfce, LXDE, and others. Demonstrated on recently tested Dreamlinux and Vector, both flavored with Xfce. Now, follow me.

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