A complete graphical user interface solution for operating a computer. The desktop environment includes icons, toolbars, applications, applets, and abilities like drag and drop. The design and function of a desktop environment endow it with a distinctive look and feel. The operation system speed can be increased by customizing and minimalizing these settings.
a complete graphical user interface (GUI) solution
a complete GUI solution, providing toolbars, icons, applets, applications, and abilities like drag/drop
a complete GUI solution that extends the X Window System
an advanced GUI that attempts to provide applications with a consistent look and feel (including identical menus to the extent possible) and to allow them to interact seamlessly with each other
an integrated suite of applications that run under a window manager and provide all the utilities that you are used to seeing in Microsoft Windows or MacOS desktops
A graphical user interface (GUI) that runs atop the X Window System and provides such features as integrated applications, cohesive look-and-feel between programs and components, file and window management capabilities, etc. A step beyond the simple window manager.
A windows-based environment for users. The desktop environment is the sum of all the parts of your working environment. The desktop environment includes all of your panels and windows, the desktop, and all of your workspaces.
In graphical computing, a desktop environment (DE, sometimes desktop manager) offers a graphical user interface (GUI) to the computer. The name is derived from the desktop metaphor used by most of these interfaces, as opposed to the earlier, textual command line interfaces (CLI). A DE typically provides icons, windows, toolbars, folders, wallpapers, and abilities like drag and drop.