Giga_Pi
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STICKY: Q&A topic for heavy desktop enviroments

Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:56 pm

This topic is for Pi users who are not currently happy with the look of the Raspberry Pi Desktop desktop, and are looking for nicer alternatives.

The ones I personally know of are:

*Gnome
*KDE Plasma 5
*Cinnamon
*MATE

Please comment if you think there are others.

The ones that I know currently work are:

*Gnome
*Cinnamon
*MATE

Also comment if you think this information is incorrect.

Note to more superior user of this forum:

If there is a way for this to be permanent, it would be great if that would be the case. No pressure though.

Giga_Pi
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bjtheone
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Re: Q&A topic for heavy desktop enviroments

Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:04 pm

I would add Mate to the list. Lighter than Gnome or KDE but richer set of options than LXDE. I find it easier to tweak to what I want. Runs very well on the Pi 3B+ and 4B.

Ubuntu Mate runs well on the 3B+. It is not available for the 4B yet. Raspbian Lite (Buster) + Mate installs cleanly and works very well on the 4B

cjan
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Re: Q&A topic for heavy desktop enviroments

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 pm

* sway/wayland (DRM-backend, Alarm).

Giga_Pi
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Re: Q&A topic for heavy desktop enviroments

Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:44 am

bjtheone wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:04 pm
I would add Mate to the list. Lighter than Gnome or KDE but richer set of options than LXDE. I find it easier to tweak to what I want. Runs very well on the Pi 3B+ and 4B.

Ubuntu Mate runs well on the 3B+. It is not available for the 4B yet. Raspbian Lite (Buster) + Mate installs cleanly and works very well on the 4B
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