Lightweight Desktop Environments for Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

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http://blog.sudobits.com – If you’re not happy with the default desktop environment (Unity shell on GNOME3) in Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), then you can try installing some alternative desktop such as MATE, Cinnamon, KDE etc or a lightweight desktop environment such as XFCE. Why go for a Lightweight Desktop Environment ? speed efficiency low resource requirements (it can also run smooth on older computers) 1. XFCE XFCE is a simple and easy to use Desktop environment with traditional layout/conventions (much like GNOME 2). The XFCE package contains desktop and some lightweight apps such as Thunar(File Manager (HowTos)