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Old 08-31-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
boombocadia
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Question suse linux or redhat or ubuntu?


hi guys, i installed suse linux 10.0, i am unable to install yahoo messenger and things like that. i like to know which is better of gnome and kde. how about the features for general usuage in redhat(from where can i download the os) or ubuntu..which is best of these? thanks

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Old 08-31-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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File format

Is the app your trying to install a .exe? If it is, it wont work with linux (unless you use wine). Why don't you try gaim or kopete for IMing.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 02:32 PM   #3
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I agree. Kopete is an excellent chat client and it can be used to replace Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, MSN Messenger and countless others.

Give it a go
 
Old 08-31-2006, 02:59 PM   #4
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You can as well download yahoo messenger here http://messenger.yahoo.com/messenger/download/unix.html, but kopete and gaim are both at least as good or better than yahoo messenger.
kopete works best with KDE.
gaim works best with gnome.
Red hat works best for servers. Fedora is close to red hat but more desktop.
suze and ubuntu (and kubuntu for kde) and fedora have their pros and cons. You can try them all with live CD (I don't know if that is true for suze, but I would think so). It is a matter of taste and they are all worthy to download and try ; even if you choose one, you will have the others just in case you feel like changing.
You may also want to have a look at www.distrowatch.com and get some screen shots and reviews.
Good luck and have fun.

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Old 08-31-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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As far as KDE or Gnome. It is a matter of personal preference. I agree with some of the previous posts that you should download and try some live CD's. I personally prefer KDE but some complain that it has to many options. You can install both and switch back and forth until you decide which one is right for you. Remember with Linux, you have all kinds of choices and that is one of the things that is so great about it. You may eventually find that you prefer some other desktop manager such as Xfce or something.
 
  


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