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Top 11 Shell Desktop Projects

  • GitHub repo x11docker

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

    Project mention: Tumbleweed: Connecting X11 desktop through systemd-nspawn or other non-desktop container? | | 2022-01-14

    It's straighforward to have your container talk to Xorg directly but for a better experience take a look at as it does the heavy lifting regarding GPU, sounds, devices, etc.

  • GitHub repo screenFetch

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

    Project mention: Windows 10 Desktop + WSL2 Ubuntu Terminal | | 2021-09-14

    [Screenfetch]( - Without the distro logo

  • SonarLint

    Deliver Cleaner and Safer Code - Right in Your IDE of Choice!. SonarLint is a free and open source IDE extension that identifies and catches bugs and vulnerabilities as you code, directly in the IDE. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • GitHub repo lotion

    Unofficial app for Linux

    Project mention: Good OneNote alternatives? | | 2021-10-26

    I use Notion via Lotion (there are some other alternatives like notion-repackaged).

  • GitHub repo pkg2appimage

    Tool and recipes to convert existing deb packages to AppImage

    Project mention: Issue in creating an AppImage for GIMP | | 2022-01-18

    If I have time enough, I wanna try to create a script that automatizes all the processes, also for you developers, but my knowledge is limited to the download of packages from Debian and derivatives or from Arch Linux to create these structures, I'm not much good in compiling these programs by myself into a chroot, I'm just an enthusiast.

  • GitHub repo sabotage

    a radical and experimental distribution based on musl libc and busybox

    Project mention: BSD/Unix like Distribution? | | 2021-11-06

    Check out sabotage []. Musl, busybox and busybox init + runit services. 38MB of RAM on my machine, it's self hosting so I guess meant for desktop use.

  • GitHub repo desktopify

    Convert Ubuntu Server for Raspberry Pi into a Desktop

    Project mention: Manjaro on the RPI4 with full disk encryption and remote unlock | | 2021-09-25

    I tried Manjaro for 64 bit setup. Initially could not figure out how to force resolution of a 4K tv to HD, so changing resolution on Desktop would not scale well. Went with Ubuntu server and used desktopify. Had to research about how to avoid tv setting certain resolution at boot. May be I will give Manjaro another try. Not sure about Arch though. I have bluetooth mouse and keyboard, therefore only way to use any input is by enabling ssh at first boot.

  • GitHub repo element-rpm

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

    Project mention: Why is Fedora's battery life so good ? | | 2021-09-04

    I agree, almost nothing "fun" can be installed via Fedora's repos, RPM Fusion included. I had to install Element via some random person's repo that I've found on GitHub.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • GitHub repo debian-live-config

    [mirror] Debian GNU/Linux desktop operating system, preconfigured for personal computers/workstations

    Project mention: A cool project(Not mine). | | 2022-01-22
  • GitHub repo archcraft-xfce

    // Source : XFCE ISO

    Project mention: Where can I find the configuration files? | | 2021-08-27

    xfce :

  • GitHub repo ansible-role-linux-desktop

    Ansible role for a Debian desktop

  • GitHub repo ATG

    Monitors and (de)installs AppImage on a Gnome desktop

    Project mention: Yes, I'm looking at you, Adobe | | 2021-09-02

    Hi, can I do a selfish promo for my repo and ask you guys to break it (aka give me some feedback)?

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 2022-01-22.

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What are some of the best open-source Desktop projects in Shell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 x11docker 3,858
2 screenFetch 3,358
3 lotion 1,739
4 pkg2appimage 513
5 sabotage 491
6 desktopify 474
7 element-rpm 87
8 debian-live-config 37
9 archcraft-xfce 29
10 ansible-role-linux-desktop 9
11 ATG 1
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