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linux mint desktops

ArisVer

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Is it possible to install both kde and cinnamon and switch between the desktops? Reason is, I want to try the them and decide which one I like.

Any other linux os that are can install multiple desktops?
 

whm1974

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Yes, you will have to install one of the desktop editions and then install another desktop through the software manager the distro uses.
 

lxskllr

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In addition to the above, you typically select which desktop you want to use at login. Later deleting a desktop environment can leave a lot of cruft in the system. It doesn't hurt anything aside from taking up space, but that can be a concern on low resource systems.
 

whm1974

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In addition to the above, you typically select which desktop you want to use at login. Later deleting a desktop environment can leave a lot of cruft in the system. It doesn't hurt anything aside from taking up space, but that can be a concern on low resource systems.
On low resource systems, I highly recommend Xfce and Lxde for desktop environments. However one could squeeze out a bit more resources using a window manager and running lightweight applications, but that isn't suitable for everyone.
 

ArisVer

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I am planning to install it in the laptop in my signature. I hope its good enough for KDE. I got tired of Windows 8.1.
 
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AMDisTheBEST

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You will have the option to pick a desktop environment at boot up. Nice thing about Linux desktop is that it is a program which you can install and uninstall at will like others. On windows, desktop is part of the OS
 

ArisVer

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I used debian and mint for about 2 years and if I remember well I did try different desktops, but it's better to be sure.

Something else I'd like to ask. Is there a game friendly distro out there?
 

whm1974

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I used debian and mint for about 2 years and if I remember well I did try different desktops, but it's better to be sure.

Something else I'd like to ask. Is there a game friendly distro out there?
Manjaro. I haven't had any issue playing games through Steam or using Wine to the few Windows game I have.
 

you2

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Ubuntu does this by default (let you select desktop at login). Not sure if all distributions has this behavior.
 

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