13 Open Source LightWeight Desktop Environments I Discovered in 2015

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Gunjit Khera

Currently a Computer Science student and a geek when it comes to Operating System and its concepts. Have 1+ years of experience in Linux and currently doing a research on its internals along with developing applications for Linux on python and C.

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19 Responses

  1. Goldug says:

    Just wanted to comment that TrinityDE is also a very lightweight environment that I like.

    Though to be fair, it’s probably not the lightest nor the most stable (I tried it last about 2-3 years ago).

  2. Mor says:

    I thought it was supposed to be a post on lightweight DEs? GNOME3, KDE (although it improved meaningly with Plasma 5), Unity and Cinnamon are quite the resource hogs when it comes to memory/CPU/GPU usage. I wouldn’t exactly call them lightweight. Besides when it comes to lightness there are other desktops around: Budgie, Lumina… to name a few.

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