desktop environment


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desktop environment

The terms desktop environment, UI (user interface) and GUI (graphical user interface) are synonymous and all refer to how people interact with the computer using the mouse and on-screen icons and movable windows. See GUI, desktop and user interface.
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Linux already has numerous desktop environments, KDE, Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, and recently, Unity by Canonical.
With KDE there is now a contemporary desktop environment available for UNIX.