A Window Into the Linux Desktop

A Window Into the Linux Desktop

By Jonathan Terrasi • LinuxInsiderECT News Network

Apr 21, 2017 1:37 PM PT

“What can it do that Windows can’t?”

That is the first question many people ask when considering Linux for their desktop. While the open source philosophy that underpins Linux is a good enough draw for some, others want to know just how different its look, feel and functionality can get. To a degree, that depends on whether you choose a desktop environment or a window manager.

If you want a desktop experience that is lightning fast and uncompromisingly efficient, foregoing the classic desktop environment for a window manager might be for you.

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