Shell Desktop

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Desktop

Top 15 Shell Desktop Projects

  • x11docker

    Run GUI applications and desktops in docker and podman containers. Focus on security.

    Project mention: [Linuxserver/Calibre] Multiple error log messages: <dbus-core: error connecting to system bus> | /r/unRAID | 2023-02-27

    I managed to “fix” the error log messages by following this guide:

  • screenFetch

    Fetches system/theme information in terminal for Linux desktop screenshots.

    Project mention: screenfetch broken, unsure if im just missing dependencies or if it just doesn't work on my system [more info in comments] | /r/MacOS | 2022-06-12

    For all the people being super rude to the asker, 20s of googling shows you that (a) this script is supposed to work on MacOS, and (b) there was a bug that caused this exact problem and is fixed, but there has been no release of the utility since the fix (so I imagine it's not fixed in macports/homebrew).

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • lotion

    Unofficial app for Linux (by puneetsl)

    Project mention: Notion works on Linux | /r/Notion | 2023-05-14

    Hey guys, I have been wanting to use Notion ever since switching to linux. Unfortunately none of the other apps like Lotion come close or have stopped development. So I was out of luck. Until today.

  • pkg2appimage

    Tool and recipes to convert existing deb packages to AppImage

    Project mention: If you are on debian you can use this trick to pack any package in deb repository as appimage with its deps! | /r/linux | 2023-05-25

    The pkg2appimage script exists to do these conversions with many examples

  • sabotage

    a radical and experimental distribution based on musl libc and busybox

  • desktopify

    Convert Ubuntu Server for Raspberry Pi into a Desktop

    Project mention: Running an ARM laptop using Ubuntu server? And another server witg GUI question. | /r/Kubuntu | 2022-09-14

    Note: I have no experience with ARM servers (only some play using raspberry pi's) , but if it was me I'd likely explore desktopify if you're wanting a Ubuntu system (including flavors of Ubuntu)

  • termux-desktop-xfce

    Set up a beautiful xfce desktop in termux

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • element-rpm

    Providing the Element messaging desktop client packaged for the Fedora, Red Hat(IBM), and OpenSUSE families of linux desktop operating systems.

  • Taurus

    A Conky themes pack

    Project mention: Vanessa 21 on Dual Boot 2012 Mac Mini | /r/linuxmint | 2022-12-14

    Here are some good looking conky if you feel like it.

  • DistroHopper

    Quickly download, create and run VM of any#TODO operating system.

    Project mention: DistroHopper: New version out! | /r/DistroHopping | 2023-03-30

    ## [DistroHopper](

  • ansible-role-linux-desktop

    Ansible role for a Debian desktop

  • RaspberryPiHandbook

    Raspberry PI 4 handbook based on what I found most interesting, helpful and intriguing. From owning one to configuring in such a way that it becomes coding machine and even a web server!

  • ATG

    Monitors and (de)installs AppImage on a Gnome desktop

  • shell-scripts

    Collection of shell scripts and instructions for window opening and file updating (by nclarius)

    Project mention: Whats your favorite workflow in KDE? | /r/kde | 2023-03-08

    Touchpad gesture to alt-tab.

  • scriptsrep

    Contains useful scripts

  • SaaSHub

    SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews. SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-05-25.

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Project Stars
1 x11docker 4,837
2 screenFetch 3,611
3 lotion 1,887
4 pkg2appimage 624
5 sabotage 521
6 desktopify 517
7 termux-desktop-xfce 391
8 element-rpm 98
9 Taurus 43
10 DistroHopper 21
11 ansible-role-linux-desktop 12
12 RaspberryPiHandbook 9
13 ATG 4
14 shell-scripts 3
15 scriptsrep 1
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