This tutorial by user Derrik Diener will show you how to install the lightweight Lumina Desktop Environment on Linux distributions. Lumina is a new desktop environment developed by Ken Moore for the TrueOS project.
Move over KDE and Gnome, there’s a new desktop environment on the block, and it’s built with the BSD platform in mind. Lumina is it’s name, and it has a lot of unique features that Linux users should take note of. For starters, it’s a Qt5 desktop environment that is light in performance, meaning it can run on just about anything. Along with that, it has killer ZFS integration which makes restoring file system snapshots a breeze, and more. There’s a lot to love about Lumina, and that’s why it’s been getting a lot of attention. If you’re wondering exactly what it is that makes the Lumina desktop so great, there is good news; you can install BSD’s Lumina on Linux, with a little work. It’s a tedious process for some versions of Linux, but ultimately worth it, especially if you’re longing for something different.
In this tutorial, we’ll go over exactly how to get TrueOS’s Lumina desktop environment compiled, and running on all of the major Linux distributions on the market (and even some of the lesser known ones too).