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Old 02-22-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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redhat, slackware or mandrake?


hi all...

which one in these three have the best GUI?...(more options)
-redhat
-mandrake
-slackware

search is not woking on this forum...i tried several times...
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:19 AM   #2
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i think it's really not a question of distribution... Gui is an Xwindow theme. If you are looking for preinstalled themes and desktops, rephrease please. IMHO KDE is the best, and GNOME is at its heels so u really have only 2 choices.-my 2 cents
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:21 AM   #3
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which linux is this one?

http://www.gamersimpact.com/forum/at...tachmentid=308
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:22 AM   #4
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ok atom...i will look for KDE...if someone else have something to add...please do...

 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:23 AM   #5
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thats KDE in that screenshot
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:24 AM   #6
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ok...KDE is something in linux...xP

i thought it is another version of linux...heh
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:25 AM   #7
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yeah but it's one hell of a cool theme...
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:48 AM   #8
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looks like u need a rundown on how linux desktops work... No mocking here, everyone was a newbie once... Hell, i still am.

So:
In windows, the GUI is the integral part of the system and there's nuthing u can do about it. It runs and the whole windows works in it.

Now in linux it's a different story. Desktops run ON TOP of kernel, and are not an integral part of it - that means u can run linux in shell only and u can run Xwindow on top of it like a normal program. Then on Xwindow run the desktops like KDE and GNOME, and they all have some similarityes and the issue here is ease of use, cosmetics and what packages they come with. Now this, apart from pros like being very reliable (if Xwindow crashes, u can run it again from comandline with the command startx , also has cons like not being very fast ( the graphics are not kernel-based so there's one step more to picture then in windows (one reason why games are not so common in linux). In linux you have to use OpenGL to get everything out of the machine (in graphics ofcourse).

Hope this helps
 
Old 02-25-2004, 09:23 AM   #9
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thanx atom...thats good info about desktop engine...

i will install the latest slackware as soon as i am free...
 
Old 02-25-2004, 10:04 AM   #10
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always glad to help... And be helped
 
Old 02-25-2004, 10:27 AM   #11
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:29 AM   #12
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just install a bunch of window managers and start checking 'em out.

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Old 02-26-2004, 12:26 AM   #13
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KDE (the nicest desktop/window manager) is the default on Mandrake. Mandrake is probably the best distro, good for newbies and regular users alike.

Once you have it, go to www.kde-look.org and download some of the nicer KDE themes, like Plastik and Knifty.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 01:03 AM   #14
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Well, if you like what you saw in that screenshot, you probably wouldn't like Red Hat (Fedora) as its default look would be too "businessy" -- also it defaults to GNOME, and a special Red Hat theme called Bluecurve has been applied to KDE by default, making it look and feel more like GNOME.

Slackware is very neutral when it comes to GUIs and desktops - you can install any combination of anything. Heck, X is optional.

Mandrake defaults to KDE -- its look is vanilla by default (ie: it will look very generic, and non-personal) but it is easily configured. Mandrake also has very good GUI tools, but for some weird reason they're GTK+ based, which is what GNOME uses... so it's a bit of a mismatch for Mandrake's default KDE desktop!

Then there's SuSE, which also uses KDE by default, and uses a GUI setup tool called YaST, which is Qt based -- the toolkit KDE uses, so it blends in well with the desktop.

So, your question is very open-ended. It sounds like you like KDE, but if you're all about looks, you may want to take a look at this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=26643 which contains links to many users' desktop screenshots.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 10:49 AM   #15
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thanx poprocks...that was a usefull replay...
 
  


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