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On which operating systems can we use the .desktop file from unix / linux?

Is there a list of operating systems which support and use it? Do they all use he same syntax, settings and properties or are there big differences between the operating systems?

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It should work in most, if not all XServer based UIs: Anatomy of a .desktop File « The Linux Critic

They are based on a standard, so at the very least GNOME and KDE. Any server system that supports X and GNOME will support .Desktop files.

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