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How to install Desktop Environments? part -2

Hello Guys,

                   Once again we are here to show you or rather to say teach you about something interesting from Linux world. well by the time we start today's topic you should also see few of our older topics which which will increase your interest more.

Well we recently introduced first and second segments of  Linux Guide,

So what we gonna learn today? Let's check the topic title again! How to install Desktop Environments? We will be explaining you today's installing process with reference to this topic Best Desktop Environments part - 2 .
  • Openbox - As we explained earlier Openbox is very lightweight and configurable X window manager. To install it in you Debian or Ubuntu based system, simply fire up your terminal and type in below commands. 
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get openbox obmenu


              
  •  Fluxbox - Fluxbox is based on Blackbox and very lightweight in handling. It provides speed and stability. To install it in your Debian or Ubuntu based System, simply type in below commands in terminal
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -y fluxbox 
 


 
Linux mint 16 running on Fluxbox
 


  •  IceWM  - Well here is yet another lightweight DE. It provides some cool features in minimal configuration. Good for low specs PC. To install  it in your Debian or Ubuntu based System, simply type in following commands in the almighty terminal :

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install icewm
                                                                                 
Linux mint 16 running on IceWM

  • Razor-Qt -  The Qt developement has shown nice, fast, lightweight and beautiful results in Razor-Qt DE. To install it in Debian or Ubuntu based system, Fire up your terminal and type in below commands.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:razor-qt
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install razorqt

Linux mint 16 running on Razor-Qt

So here are few more lightweight DE and X window manager which you can try in your low and high spec PC. We will be back with two Interesting Desktop Environments next time, so stay tuned with us and keep updated by subscribing us. Hope you guys will fun with Linux, Till then, ciao.










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