System Crafters

General Recommendations

The following are recommendations for your new Guix system. Some are nonfree, these are indicated with a bold NF next to the heading.

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Desktop Environments and Window Managers

More likely than not, you want to install a window manager or desktop environment. KDE is not installable on Guix due to numerous issues, XFCE would be a good alternative to look at.

Quite a few window managers have built in support:

  • i3
  • EXWM
  • dwm
  • Xmonad
  • StumpWM

There are also desktop environments for those who prefer them:

  • XFCE