IDG Contributor Network: Should you run Linux without a desktop environment?

February 14, 2017 brianradio2016

Linux without a desktop environment?

One of the best things about Linux is that there is a wide variety of desktop environments available to choose from for your computer. But not everybody uses a desktop environment like GNOME, Unity, etc. Some folks prefer to skip them entirely, for various reasons.

A redditor recently asked about Linux users who skip desktop environments, and he got some interesting answers.

Foldaway_throwaway started the thread with these questions:

Any of you out there run your Linux without a Desktop Environment? Not on the dusty 1990s crap in the corner but utilizing your main computer as a terminal only?

What do you run? Why do you run it this way when you can run more aesthetically pleasing DE’s?

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His fellow redditors shared their thoughts about using Linux without a desktop environment: