In my case, I want the GUI, but not the software. There are a couple of ways to get this:
- A prebuilt "Raspbian Lite with Desktop" image
- Install Raspbian with Desktop and uninstall all the software not included in Lite
- Install Raspbian Lite and then install the GUI that Raspbian with Desktop uses
An image would be easiest, but an apt command to do #2 or #3 would be acceptable answers too.