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Basically, without going too much into detail: The User Interface (UI) is a generic term for the space where interactions between user and computer occur. Mainly, you're talking here about a Graphical User Interfaces (GUI). The desktop environment is a GUI which is an implementation of the desktop metaphor and allows users to interact with an operating ...


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In the Unix world, you can run a GUI program on one machine and have it displayed on another machine. This is because the X window system, which provides basic GUI facilities, was designed to be network-transparent. The easiest way to do that between Unix machines is to use SSH: the command ssh myserver myapp runs myapp on myserver, and if myapp has a ...


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Better change your approach. Install on your desktop some X servers. This will help you run X applications on the server and have interface on your machine. For example MobaXterm provide you in one package ssh and X server. Install/run desktop environment on the server is nonsense


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As others have mentioned it's likely to a specific service or process, which you should be able to kill. You can start gnome-system-monitor as root to see all of the processes on the system and their CPU load. Instead of rebooting next time try a few things: Use the CTRL+ALT+F1 through F7 to switch to another terminal. This will cause your X graphics ...


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IMO, You need to identify the service which you want to restart(use "top" command for the same). You will have to be cautious while choosing a service to restart. For an ex: top will also list "firefox" so you should refrain from killing it as you do not want to close it.


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Linux Mint 17.1 only "ships" with Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce, but you can install GNOME afterwards.


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A desktop environment is just a set of bits like anything else you run on a computer - you can download your environment to a USB stick or DVD/CD - whatever. Download the .rpm or .deb and put it anywhere you want. One thing I would say is that you should be more concerned about your machine resources than looking like Windows. The basics are identical for ...


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Recommendations are personal and liable to become out of date. That said, I would not disagree with your idea of Linux Mint Cinnamon - this is probably the prettiest (most elegant-looking) Linux distro at the moment. But whichever distro you select, I suggest you try it first in a virtual machine. You can download Virtual Box and then download a Cinnamon ...



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