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The desktop environment in Alpine have two main flavors: '''official desktop for alpine as Xfce4 and LXDE''' and '''community contributed desktops as Mate, AWM''' also have more options such as special case the very bloated [[Gnome Setup|Gnome]] (that currently recent version uses [[Wayland]]). 
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The desktop environment in Alpine has two main flavors: One supported officially by the Alpine desktop team and one by the community.  The official desktops for Alpine are Xfce4 and LXDE and the community contributed desktops are Mate, AWM and the bigger [[Gnome Setup|Gnome]]
  
Please, if find something not easy to understand about integration of the variety of programs, take in consideration further reading at the end of this page to understand important notes about [[Alpine_newbie_desktops#Behavior_of_Desktop_Environments_in_Linux|Behavior of Desktop Environments in Linux]]
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Please, if you find something not easy to understand about the integration of the variety of programs, take in consideration further reading till the end of this page to understand important notes about [[Alpine_newbie_desktops#Behavior_of_Desktop_Environments_in_Linux|Behavior of Desktop Environments in Linux]]
  
'''So you can choose from those options or follow the next sugested [[Alpine Newbies Openbox Window Manager|Alpine Newbies: Xorg and Openbox]]''' page.
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'''So you can choose from those options or follow the next suggested [[Alpine Newbies Openbox Window Manager|Alpine Newbies: Xorg and Openbox]]''' page.
  
 
= Alpine Desktops: Official Desktop =
 
= Alpine Desktops: Official Desktop =
  
There's two official supported desktops, [[Alpine Newbies XFCE Desktop Environment|XFCE Desktop Environment]] and [[Alpine Newbies LXDE Desktop Environment|LXDE Desktop]], that last make also optional the [[Alpine Newbies Openbox Window Manager|Openbox Window Manager]].
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There's two official supported desktops, [[Alpine Newbies XFCE Desktop Environment|XFCE Desktop Environment]] and [[Alpine Newbies LXDE Desktop Environment|LXDE Desktop]], that last make also available the [[Alpine Newbies Openbox Window Manager|Openbox Window Manager]].
  
 
# [[Alpine Newbies XFCE Desktop Environment]]
 
# [[Alpine Newbies XFCE Desktop Environment]]
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= Alpine Desktops: Upstream and external ones =
 
= Alpine Desktops: Upstream and external ones =
  
All of the original upstream desktop can be installed by the traditional Unix-like method by downloading and compiling it:
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All of the original upstream desktops can be installed by the traditional Unix-like method by downloading and compiling it:
  
 
# [[Dwm|Dynamic Window Manager for X]]
 
# [[Dwm|Dynamic Window Manager for X]]
 
# [[Alpine LXQT Desktop Environment]]
 
# [[Alpine LXQT Desktop Environment]]
  
= Alpine Desktops: multimedia =
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= Alpine Desktops: Multimedia =
  
After have your preferred desktop you can also improvement to your desktop with:
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After having your preferred desktop you can also an improvement to your desktop with:
  
 
* [[Alpine multimedia for users]] (Audio and video multimedia related software and setup)
 
* [[Alpine multimedia for users]] (Audio and video multimedia related software and setup)
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= Alpine Desktops: emulation and gamming =
 
= Alpine Desktops: emulation and gamming =
  
Alpine are capable of provide a good platform to play games and enjoy:
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Alpine is capable of providing a good platform to play games and enjoy:
  
 
* [[Alpine games packages and options]]
 
* [[Alpine games packages and options]]
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| [[Alpine newbie apk packages]] || [[Alpine Newbies Openbox Window Manager|Alpine Newbies: Xorg and Openbox]]
 
| [[Alpine newbie apk packages]] || [[Alpine Newbies Openbox Window Manager|Alpine Newbies: Xorg and Openbox]]
 
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= Behavior of Desktop Environments in Linux  =
 
 
The popularity of Linux in desktop computers and laptops has been increasing BUT that's a only false behavior.. there's two factors that indicates that:
 
 
# Because Linux desktop distributions are not usually distributed by retail sale, there are no sales numbers that indicate the number of users. Desktop computers and phones are ruled by M$ and Google so far.
 
# The main offers are focused in server and many desktops have programs that never find a end in development like Kppp or Firefox OS, or GTKpod; those are projects that works only with deprecated not used in time devices or machines.
 
 
You as user will find some very '''significant differences when integrated some desktops or try to install many desktops programs from source upstream''', a very important thing to take in consideration. But '''"Ah ok, but why that? why not a automatic default etc etc..?"''' because the focus of the system are efficiency, performance and maximum control of the system, not an automatic behavior not well knowed.
 
 
Taking in consideration that the North American-based web-measurement methods produce high Win-like desktop OS numbers and ignore the widespread use of Linux in other parts of the world, no single official Linux desktop exists and all the integration are focused in too many RedHat proposed practices (that ends in M$-like things like <code>systemd</code>.
 
 
As pointed in first paragraph, '''Gnome it's a example of this.. it's used the <code>wayland</code> service and widely integrated with <code>systemd</code>, and Alpine does not use <code>systemd</code> that comes something in compatibility issues'''. That it's a example why Desktop environment are so difficult to adopt in Linux world and obviously to configured in Alpine systems.
 
  
 
= See Also =
 
= See Also =

Revision as of 14:44, 4 September 2019

The desktop environment in Alpine has two main flavors: One supported officially by the Alpine desktop team and one by the community. The official desktops for Alpine are Xfce4 and LXDE and the community contributed desktops are Mate, AWM and the bigger Gnome

Please, if you find something not easy to understand about the integration of the variety of programs, take in consideration further reading till the end of this page to understand important notes about Behavior of Desktop Environments in Linux

So you can choose from those options or follow the next suggested Alpine Newbies: Xorg and Openbox page.

Alpine Desktops: Official Desktop

There's two official supported desktops, XFCE Desktop Environment and LXDE Desktop, that last make also available the Openbox Window Manager.

  1. Alpine Newbies XFCE Desktop Environment
  2. Alpine Newbies LXDE Desktop Environment
  3. Alpine Newbies Openbox Window Manager

Alpine Desktops: Community Contributions

There's some contributions desktop available using the Community Repository Packages like the [Alpine Newbies MATE Desktop Environment|MATE Desktop environment]] due some others need Wayland that has some compatibility problems:

  1. Alpine Newbies MATE Desktop Environment
  2. Awesome Window Manager

Alpine Desktops: Upstream and external ones

All of the original upstream desktops can be installed by the traditional Unix-like method by downloading and compiling it:

  1. Dynamic Window Manager for X
  2. Alpine LXQT Desktop Environment

Alpine Desktops: Multimedia

After having your preferred desktop you can also an improvement to your desktop with:

Alpine Desktops: emulation and gamming

Alpine is capable of providing a good platform to play games and enjoy:

Tutorial series

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Alpine newbie apk packages Alpine Newbies: Xorg and Openbox

See Also

  1. Alpine newbie
  2. Alpine newbie install manual
  3. Alpine newbie apk packages
  4. Alpine newbie desktops
  5. Alpine newbie developer
  6. Alpine newbie lammers