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How to install Enlightenment 17 on Ubuntu [Guide]

E17_bw_screenshot [1]Can’t find a lightweight Desktop environment that suits you on Linux? Why not check out Enlightenment 17? Enlightenment 17 is an advanced window manager for Linux. Let’s get started!

Before We Begin

Enlightenment 17 is an advanced window manager for Linux. It is very customizable.

Though this guide focuses on Ubuntu, Enlightenment 17 can be installed on a myriad of Linux distributions. This guide will work on all versions of Ubuntu that meet the dependencies required to install it.

This guide is accomplished by using the terminal. Open the Unity dash and search for ‘terminal’.

How To Install Enlightenment 17 On Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hannes-janetzek/enlightenment-svn

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install e17

Done!

Conclusion

The mainstream Desktop environments aren’t for everyone, but luckily, projects like Enlightenment exist and offer a great alternative. Great for those not interested in the Gnome Shells and KDEs of the world. Enjoy!