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Im running redhat 9 and recently started using KDE. So far I like what i see, however, i do have a few questions and being a newbie, i would appreciate any advise regarding this matter
a- i noticed that KDE does not have xmms? can i download it or is xmms strictly for gnome?
b- if i wanted to play mpeg files what software would i use in KDE?
c- i have read a few threads discussing how KDE is slower than Gnome . i havent noticed the difference yet, but then again i have not run any big programs such as openoffice,etc
i have an AMD 900MHZ, 512MB SDRAM, 40GB 7200RPM 2MB BUFFER, ASUS MOBO , should i upgrade my hardware or is this sufficient to successfully run KDE?
d- one last questions, how do i make a shortcut in KDE?
thanks in advance for your attention to this matter
a) of course you can download it and it works
b) there's a graphical front end for mplayer called kmplayer. there are plenty, mostly based on mplayer and xine.
c) certainly no need to upgrade, buddy.
d) you mean in the gui? i don't know, sorry
You don't seem to understand the consept of desktops in linux. If you have a program installed you have a program installed, no matter the desktop. If you have never used the console before now may be the time because you might only be able to open it by going to a console and opening it there.
Same with video files
KDE is bulky buy IMO your hardware should be fine.
Right click and then link or something. I know it works on the desktop, never tried it in the file manager.
the reason why i asked about xmms is because i did not find it in kde. after switching to the console and typing xmms i get the following message" unable to display". i know this sound trivial to most of your guys but i just started using linux 2 weeks ago.