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Old 07-14-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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Question switching between KDE and Gnome


I have loaded both KDE and Gnome when I first installed Red hat 9 it by default starts up Gnome. I need to know what is the easiest way I can switch between using Gnome and KDE?????
 
Old 07-14-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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If you're booting to a graphical login screen, you should have some type of menu where you can choose which desktop/window manager you want.

That's the "easiest" way.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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You might look for switchdesk also. (I think that's what it's called?)
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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thanks that switch desk works great!!!!!
 
Old 07-14-2003, 11:21 PM   #5
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Unhappy KDE problem Redhat 8.0

Installed Redhat 8.0 from scratch.
(1) under root cannot switchdesk Gnome->KDE
(2) under my principal user, I can however switchdesk
Gnome->KDE

but then dialup under KPPP locks the lower icons and lower left arrow menu pop-up.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:24 AM   #6
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What is the best Desktop to use, KDE or Gnome? Or is it simply a matter of personal choice?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:26 AM   #7
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pretty much personal choice... KDE is similar to windows, and gnome is more mac-ish
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:52 AM   #8
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Yeah, it's pretty much personal choice.

KDE has more in the way of utilities that make it run on a practical basis and Gnome has nicer gui customization stuff (like bit-mapped window borders, etc).

In KDE it's easier to add icons to the desktop. In Gnome it's easier to make things look cool. KDE uses more processing power. Gnome has a little less in the way of a feature set.

It really comes down to whatever you like better. With both installed, you can run apps made for the other without problem.
 
  


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