Desktop Environments

Tags:    gnu/linux desktop software projects

Author: T

A list of Free Software desktops environments taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_Window_System_desktop_environments enriched with some more projects I know of which are not in that list.

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  •   8 failed one or more checks
  •   1 failed all checks within a group
  •   7 failed critical checks

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What is this? This page shows a summary of a machine-generated analysis of several web pages commissioned by a PrivacyScore user. During the analysis it was checked whether the privacy of the visitors is protected on a technical level as well as possible when visiting the given Internet addresses, and whether the operator uses common security mechanisms on the website. This can indicate how seriously an operator takes data protection. However, it is not possible to determine the actual security level achieved.  More details please!

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# URL Name First release date Last stable release date Programming language Graphical toolkit License NoTrack
EncWeb
Attacks
EncMail
Rating
1 http://www.kde.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:46:09 KDE (KDE5, KDE Plasma Workspaces, formerly K Desktop Environment or simply KDE) 1998-07-12 2017-02-14 C++, QML Qt LGPL
1 http://lxqt.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:44:41 LXQt 2014-05-07 2017-01-02 C, C++ Qt GPL, LGPL
2 http://cdesktopenv.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:48:56 CDE ? ? ? ? ?
3 http://trinitydesktop.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:49:00 Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) 2010-04-29 2016-11-07 C++ Qt GPL (and other)
4 http://www.enlightenment.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:45:31 Enlightenment (E) 1997 2017-02-16 C EFL BSD license
5 http://artemis-project.github.io/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:46:10 Artemis ? ? ? ? ?
6 http://lxde.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:44:51 LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) 2006 2016-02-20 C GTK+ GPL, LGPL
7 http://www.equinox-project.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:46:10 Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) 2003-01-06 2014-06-21 C++ FLTK GPL, LGPL
8 http://www.gnome.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:52:54 GNOME 1999-03-03 2017-05-08 C, C++, Vala, Python, JavaScript GTK+ GPL, LGPL
9 https://mate-desktop.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:45:47 MATE 2011-08-19 2017-03-13 C, C++, Python GTK+ LGPL, GPL
10 http://xfce.org/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:46:26 Xfce 1996 2015-02-28 C GTK+ GPL, LGPL, BSD license
11 http://www.yunit.io/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:45:26 Yunit (former Unity) 2010-06-09 2016-05-25 C, C++, Python, Vala, QML GTK+ GPL, LGPL
12 http://www.etoileos.com/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:47:02 √Čtoil√© 2006-02-22 2012-04-11 Objective-C GNUstep MIT, BSD license
13 http://budgie-desktop.org/home/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:48:02 Budgie ? ? ? ? ?
14 http://elementary.io/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:49:28 Pantheon 2011 (?) 2016-08-21 (?) Vala GTK+ GPL
15 http://rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:47:59 ROX Desktop 2000 (?) 2011-10-09 C, Python GTK+ GPL
16 http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/ / 2018-10-19 @ 19:47:06 Cinnamon 2011 2017-07-02 C, JavaScript, Python GTK+ GPL n/a

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