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A desktop environment is a complete graphical user interface, (GUI) solution. The desktop environment provides icons, toolbars, applications, applets, and abilities like drag&drop. As a whole, the particularities of design and function of a desktop environment endow it with distinctive look and feel.

The term really only makes sense in the context of systems running the [Xfree86 X Window System]