Sidux/Useable applications/Graphic environments

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Writing the book I was working on XFCE graphic environment which is one of two supported by sidux
developers, the second one is KDE.
But sidux is in 100 % compatible with Debian so I can't see any reason to not try others environments.


KDE[edit]

Screenshot of KDE4 desktop environment
Screenshot of KDE4 desktop environment
KDE contains applications such as:
a. Konquror - web browser
b. Dophin - file manager
c. K3b - CD/DVD burning studio
d. Digikam - graphics files organizer and editor; supports digital cameras as well
e. KMail - e-mail client
f. Kopete - multi-messenger
g. Amarok - audio player
h. Kaffeine - video player
i. KTorrent - BitTorrent client


You can install KDE in two different ways:
1. Download sidux LiveCD "Lite" or "Full" version from project side: http://sidux.com/module-mirrors.html and make new installation from beginning.
2. Or install it with existing environment "Lite" version:
apt-get install kdelite
or "Full" version:
apt-get install kde-full
3. Next re-boot your system and choose on screenspash: Sesssion-> KDE.
4. You can set KDE as primery environmet or run it for one session only.


KDE home page: http://www.kde.org/
About KDE on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Desktop_Environment
Add-ons for KDE: http://www.kde-look.org/


XFCE[edit]

1. If have you been installed sidux with KDE before and want to install XFCE as a second one:
apt-get install xfce4 thunar-archive-plugin xfce4-mixer xfprint4 orage xfce4-terminal 
desktop-base xscreensaver xfwm4-themes
2. After that log out and log in choosing; Sessions-> XFCE.
3. You can install sidux with XFCE from a CD of course too.
Screenshot of XFCE desktop environment
4. XFCE has applications such as:
a. Thunar - file manager
b. Mousepad - text editor
c. Xfmedia - audio and video player
d. Xfburn - CD/DVD burner
e. Orage - simply calendar
f. Ristretto - graphics files viewer.


XFCE home page: http://www.xfce.org/
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xfce
Add-ons for XFCE: http://xfce-look.org/


GNOME[edit]

Screenshot of GNOME desktop environment
Screenshot of GNOME desktop environment
Next graphic environment (not supported by sidux but supported by Debian) is GNOME.
It is a large environment (like KDE) with many applications such as:
a. Nautilus - file manager
b. Evolution - e-mail client
c. Epiphany - web browser
d. AbiWord - text processor
e. Brasero - CD/DVD burner
e. Ekiga - VoIP telephony client
f. Gimp - raster graphics editor
g. Pidgin or Empathy - multi-messenger
h. Totem - video player


1. "Lite" version installation:
apt-get install gnome-core gnome-audio
2. Or "full" version:
apt-get install gnome gnome-audio
3. After installation just log out and log in as before.


GNOME home page: http://www.gnome.org/
GNOME on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME
Add-ons for GNOME: http://gnome-look.org/


LXDE[edit]

Screenshot of LXDE desktop environment
Screenshot of LXDE desktop environment
LXDE is a very light environment designed for older computers.
It has applications such as:
a. OpenBox - window manager
b. LXPanel - desktop panel
c. PCMan - file manager
d. Xarchiver - archivizer
e. GPicView - graphics viewer
Installation:
apt-get install lxde


LXDE home page: http://lxde.org/
LXDE on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXDE


Others[edit]

FluxBox: http://www.fluxbox.org/, on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxbox
Enlightenment: http://www.enlightenment.org/, on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlightenment
IceWM: http://icewm.org/, on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IceWM
Openbox file manager: http://openbox.org/, on Wikpedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openbox
WMmaker file manager: http://www.windowmaker.info/, on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_Maker
Xpde: http://www.xpde.com/