This is a very general question: how did the Cinnamon and KDE desktop environments end up as choices under the “cog” icon on the Gnome login screen?
Did they come to be because of a software package that I installed from one of those DE’s?
If I were to say, switch from Gnome to KDE on login, and continue to configure KDE Plasma and use it, would I damage the Gnome DE I have been using for 6 months?
I’ve read the wiki, and most of the posts in the old forum regarding multiple DE’s, and still don’t know what is safe. I don’t think that I would want to do a reinstall or add a second user account to try a different DE.
Thanks for taking a look at this newbie question.