GNOME, GNOME Classic, GNOME xorg, GNOME classic xorg

what’s the difference between the 4, is there have advantage and disadvantages interms of speed/performance?

GNOME Classic is basically just a set of extensions for a more traditional UI. There shouldn’t be any performance impact.

The Xorg sessions are legacy and shouldn’t be used unless you have a specific need.


can you elaborate more? im beginner i tried gnome and gnome xorg they are the same layout

That they look the same is by design. The GNOME session uses Wayland instead of X but is otherwise identical. Wayland is a newer display protocol that is a better match for the needs of modern applications. The Xorg session will eventually be retired.

ok thankyou!

The only two session choices are really GNOME and GNOME Classic. The Xorg versions are pretty much the same, but you’d want to use them for a few things that don’t work on Wayland for everyone.

Like for instance, nVidia GPUs, screensharing, certain kinds of multi-window applications that require more knowledge about the location of other windows to work properly than the Wayland protocol provides, etc. That stuff is all being worked on though, and hopefully most of it is addressed before the Xorg session is retired.

If not, though, you can install an X11 window manager that still uses Xorg, like IceWM or nsCDE, for instance. It will probably be a while longer before the conversation about trying to run IceWM in a rootful XWayland session to avoid having to drop it completely comes up.

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okay thankyou

I mean, you can already do that. It would be awesome to have a Fedora Blog entry about that, to play with the fans and also motivate them about the future!

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thankyou for reply