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Fedora's default desktop environment is GNOME 3 in the Workstation spin, but it is very easy to try any of the many other desktop environments that are available without affecting your current desktop environment.
 
Fedora's default desktop environment is GNOME 3 in the Workstation spin, but it is very easy to try any of the many other desktop environments that are available without affecting your current desktop environment.
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The desktop environment such as KDE, XFCE or MATE can be installed using GNOME Software or with dnf directly from the terminal
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
Install the desktop environment you wish to try through GNOME Software, Apper, Yumex, or through yum directly:
 
 
$ sudo yum install @^kde-desktop-environment
 
$ sudo yum install @^"KDE Plasma Workspaces"
 
 
''Note: You may need to add'' <code>--exclude=fedora-product\*</code> ''to the yum command in order to avoid dependency issues between nonproduct and product groups.''
 
  
You can see the available desktop environment groups with:
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To use dnf, first find the full environment name using
  
$ yum group list -v environment
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dnf group list -v environment
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  Available environment groups:
 
  Available environment groups:
 
   Fedora Server (server-product-environment)
 
   Fedora Server (server-product-environment)
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   Basic Desktop (basic-desktop-environment)
 
   Basic Desktop (basic-desktop-environment)
 
   Minimal Install (minimal-environment)
 
   Minimal Install (minimal-environment)
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For actual installation, type the following, and be sure to prefix with the @ sign
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sudo dnf install @kde-desktop-environment
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You can see the available desktop environment groups with:
  
 
==Switching Desktop Session==
 
==Switching Desktop Session==
 
Once installed, you can switch to the new desktop simply by logging out and switching the session to the new desktop environment on the login screen. The exact method differs based on the display manager in use.
 
Once installed, you can switch to the new desktop simply by logging out and switching the session to the new desktop environment on the login screen. The exact method differs based on the display manager in use.
 
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Revision as of 22:33, 21 May 2016

Fedora's default desktop environment is GNOME 3 in the Workstation spin, but it is very easy to try any of the many other desktop environments that are available without affecting your current desktop environment.

The desktop environment such as KDE, XFCE or MATE can be installed using GNOME Software or with dnf directly from the terminal

Installation

To use dnf, first find the full environment name using

dnf group list -v environment
Available environment groups:
  Fedora Server (server-product-environment)
  Fedora Workstation (workstation-product-environment)
  Fedora Cloud Server (cloud-server-environment)
  KDE Plasma Workspaces (kde-desktop-environment)
  Xfce Desktop (xfce-desktop-environment)
  LXDE Desktop (lxde-desktop-environment)
  Cinnamon Desktop (cinnamon-desktop-environment)
  LXQt Desktop (lxqt-desktop-environment)
  MATE Desktop (mate-desktop-environment)
  Sugar Desktop Environment (sugar-desktop-environment)
  Development and Creative Workstation (developer-workstation-environment)
  Web Server (web-server-environment)
  Infrastructure Server (infrastructure-server-environment)
  Basic Desktop (basic-desktop-environment)
  Minimal Install (minimal-environment)


For actual installation, type the following, and be sure to prefix with the @ sign

sudo dnf install @kde-desktop-environment


You can see the available desktop environment groups with:

Switching Desktop Session

Once installed, you can switch to the new desktop simply by logging out and switching the session to the new desktop environment on the login screen. The exact method differs based on the display manager in use.