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ugh, please SEARCH this site and the internet in general for opinions and reviews etc. there is no BETTER. x windows is the window system that all the window managers and desktop environments use, the guts of the "gui" and do you need all the exclamations????!!!!?!?!!?!
heheh...hey freakboy...umm, just a quicky on them...Kde looks a lot more like Windows and Gnome doesn't. I prefer Gnome as you can make it look unreal cool, and Kde I guess not that much...but hey it's up to you, try both, and like all knowledgeable acid said, search the net a little for some more detailed differences,
Now you learned why you don't ask which window manager, or desktop environment is best. All you will get is what people prefer, so like many said before, try both desktop environments, and see which one YOU like.
Also try some of the other window managers, such as Windowmaker, Fluxbox, Blackbox, and so on, until you find one you like.
ok...so its frivilous to talk about which is best, so we are supposed to try all different kinds of window managers, I've got that much. One question though: how exactly do I go about that? I installed Red Hat 7.1 last (so it did all the setting up of x windows and everything for me) week with both GNOME and KDE but it boots up to the graphical login for GNOME. I don't know how to start KDE or change the setting for startup. Help me out here.
oh and I always run as root, allow remote logins over telnet, open up all my port, and I put this command in daily: chmod 777 *