This guide explains how to install/remove different Desktop Environments or Window Managers in Kali Linux 1.x such as Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE and MATE Desktops.
Unlike the Mac OS (Apple Macintosh) and Microsoft Windows platforms (excepting Microsoft Windows explorer.exe shell replacements) which have historically provided a vendor-controlled, fixed set of ways to control how windows and panes display on a screen, and how the user may interact with them, window management for the X Window System was deliberately kept separate from the software providing the graphical display. The user can choose between various third-party window managers, which differ from one another in several ways, including:
- Customizability of appearance and functionality:
- Consumption of memory and other system resources
- Degree of integration with a desktop environment, which provides a more complete interface to the operating system, and provides a range of integrated utilities and applications.
Depending on which one you need choose links below:
Follow next article to switch to another desktop permanently. (make default) How to permanently switch Desktop Environments
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