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    Alternative Desktop Environments
    Just curious, are there any alternative desktop environments I could run on OS X. Just for the thrill of it?

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    Good question....


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    Tons. Pretty much anything that is available for X11 (a la Linux) - WindowMaker, KDE, Gnome...
    google for it.
    Fink makes quite a few ported window managers available.

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    What about ubuntu (SP?) ?
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    giulio,

    Ubuntu is the Linux OS itself - what's running underneath the GUI, not the GUI that you see.

    For default Desktop Environments:

    Ubuntu uses Gnome.
    Kubuntu uses KDE.
    Xubuntu uses Xfce.


    There are more out there as well, but those are the 3 that Ubunutu utilizes.

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