Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?

Victor Sudakov vas at
Mon May 7 04:22:58 UTC 2018

AikiZen wrote:
> > 
> > What alternative to x11/gnome3 can you advise? 
> > 
> > I would like a more lightweight desktop environment, however it MUST
> > support switching between GUI users without logging out (like 
> > Ubuntu or Windows).
> > 
> > I tried Mate but it does not seem to be able to switch between users
> > without logging out (at least the display manager Mate comes with
> > cannot do that).
> > 
> > Thanks in advance for any input.
> > 
> hi victor,
> this day i think about code a new interface style, in front of vt, like
> haiku or else.
> this interface start at the boot time and is between tty and X11.
> for this need rewrite an gtk3 library or ncurses library, i don't know.

The best thing about X11 is the fact that it is networked, you can
have a single display (X-server) and several apps (called X-clients)
running on different hosts but drawing on your display. Similar to
published apps in Citrix, but you need no Citrix, actually not
anything besides Xorg itself (all is built-in).

The thing you suggest will be lacking this feature.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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