The very first thing came in my mind while writing this topic was launcher apps in mobile phones. I loved using those apps as a initial mobile phone user. Hope you too!
Linux is ocean of open source software which provides versatility. You can customize it as per your need or requirements. There are so many Linux operating systems but Ubuntu is one of the best Linux distribution package available which comes with GNOME, MATE, Cinnamon, Unity desktop environment, etc..
Today we will talk about Cinnamon, Unity and GNOME.
- Cinnamon: It is very popular desktop environment which is very stylish and modern. It is default desktop environment for Linux mint. It is popular as it’s interface is very familiar to people who has used Windows. It is all about user experience which is full of animations and effects.
- Memory Usage: 175 Megabytes (Approx.)
- Looks great with lots of features and great desktop effects
- Having keyboard shortcuts
- Not having much customization features as compare to other desktops.
- Compare to other desktops it uses lots of memory.
- Unity: It is about to dead after being default user interface on Ubuntu desktop for six years. It is very basic and for the users who are new to Linux.
- GNOME: As it’s website mentioned ‘An easy and elegant way to use your computer, GNOME 3 is designed to put you in control and get things done.’ GNOME is one of the oldest too. GNOME 3 is now everything as modern as Unity. Every part of this edition has been designed to make it simple and easy to use. The feature called Activities Overview is an easy way to access all your tasks. If you are using online services to store documents or to organize your calendar or contacts then this is just for you. GNOME isn’t as customization friendly as Unity but it has sheer range of utilities which makes it great desktop experience.
- Memory Usage: 250 Megabytes (Approx.)
- As mentioned above it has large number of core applications
- Good Search and filtering features
- High Memory usage
- Not having good customization features compare to others
So, please write in comments for your valuable suggestion and tell us what is your favorite one and why?