Can someone explian the meaning of these?


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Hello... What does all these mean? Cinnamon, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, LXDE, Openbox, WMaker, Xfce. Is there a simple basic understanding a noob could understand? More or less not to be too technical, thanks


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Some of those you named are "Window Managers" and others are "Desktop Environments." This article should give you a basic understanding.

They both do basically the same thing... give you a working graphical desktop. The Window Managers are usually more simple, use less of your RAM memory, and may seem to be a bit quicker or more responsive when opening up programs. The Desktop Environments are more complex, use more of your RAM, and sometimes may feel a bit slow or sluggish. But the DE's are usually a bit prettier, and more people use them than the WM's.

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