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Explaining the whole window manger and desktop things [duplicate]

So I've heard the following terms as much as I remember. Trying to find a source which describes them and their relationship to one another just does not exist. And it is confusing to say the least. ...
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Is GNOME used in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am a first-time Linux user and I started learning about Linux recently. I understand GNOME is a GUI used in most Linux systems. Does Ubuntu use GNOME or any similar desktop GUI?
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What is the difference between two desktop installation command? [duplicate]

These days, I installed desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04 server LTS that is based on Gnome, Firstly, I use command to install desktop sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop when it was finished and ...
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What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?

This question exists as it fills a specific criterion. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask Ubuntu and ...
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What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who to go to as a developer?

What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who (or where) to go to as a developer or packager?
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Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome

Hai all I just want to know is there any Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. I love to use Ubuntu... But I hate the Unity desktop... So want an Ubuntu system with GNOME 3. So if I install ...
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What is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu 13.10?

I am trying to find out what is called the default desktop environment for Ubuntu 13.10. Is it Gnome and if so, what version of Gnome does Ubuntu 13.10 come with?
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Switching from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu gnome 16.04

From what I understand, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 are 2 different OS. My question is, is it possible to convert my installation of Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04? Or maybe I got it all ...
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What is a desktop environment, session and shell?

This is how all happened. I was trying to search good screen recorder and found on some website that recordMyDesktop will work well under GNOME *Shell. So I tried searching in google "how to find ...
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What's the difference between Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10? [duplicate]

I've heard about Ubuntu 16.04 but I've also heard of Ubuntu 16.10. What's the difference between these two? Will either of them be compatible with a Dell Optiplex 755 usff? Also, I've heard about ...
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When installing packages (particularly those with graphical UIs) how do you determine which is fitting for your distribution?

I'm having a hard time understanding the dependencies of software on (the combination of) Ubuntu distributions, desktop environments, window managers, file managers and what have you. What I'm ...
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Differences between two versions of 14.04 Ubuntu

A few weeks ago the systems operator for my division at the Laboratory upgraded my workstation from 12.04 to 14.04. (I was unable to do so myself, since the upgrade manager wanted only to upgrade to ...