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5 Reasons Why Linux Distros Create Their Own Desktop Environments

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Many Linux distros have now started developing their own desktop environments. Why is this so? Let's find out.

Most of us don't think of the desktop as something separate from the operating system. What you see on the screen—that is Windows or that is macOS. But on Linux, there is no one desktop. Instead, there are many.

Most people stick with what comes by default, and a number of Linux distributors are opting to create their own desktop from scratch. elementary OS has Pantheon. Solus has Budgie. System76 has COSMIC. Nitrux Linux has Maui Shell. In the past, Ubuntu had Unity.

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