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How many are the Desktop environments provided and supported by Ubuntu?

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Gnome, KDE, LXDE, Xfce and, I think rox. Those are desktop environments. Then you have many window managers and shells that can be used with these DEs. I guess about twenty shells and 5-10 window managers or something.

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Way more than 10 wm's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_window_manager#X_Window_managers I would expect most of these to be on ubuntu. –  user606723 Nov 18 '11 at 19:56
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gnome, kde, lxde,openbox xfce i can't remember more.

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Don't forget Unity! It counts, too! –  Kelley Nov 18 '11 at 19:35
    
No, it doesn't. Unity is not a desktop environment. It is a shell. OpenBox is not a desktop environment either, though. It is a window manager. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Nov 18 '11 at 19:36
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