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redhat 8 rocks. I've had fewer problems with it than previous versions. I also like how most KDE apps will now run in GNOME and vice-versa. The component installer is a bit too microsoft for my liking (liked 7.3's installer better) but you can tell Redhat put some serious bucks worth of development into this new version. The anti-aliasing fonts are a welcome addition with fine-tuning support for LCD monitors, much like the "cool type" feature of Adobe Acrobat Reader 5. Redhat 8 should really appeal more to the masses than previous versions.
Originally posted by Amerist I also like how most KDE apps will now run in GNOME and vice-versa.
I wasn't aware that you couldn't anyway! I've never had any problems running software designed for either on the other, so long as I have both installed. If this were not the case, and software written for one would not work on the other at all, then this would cause severe problems for people that don't run either... which it doesn't.
I like KDE better than GNOME, but it is probably because I've used GNOME only in a piece of crap with a low freq screen... So. I think RH8.0 is the best version of redhat, but I don't think RedHat is the best distro (I mean, there is Debian, Suse, and even Mandrake)
Originally posted by Thymox I wasn't aware that you couldn't anyway! I've never had any problems running software designed for either on the other, so long as I have both installed. If this were not the case, and software written for one would not work on the other at all, then this would cause severe problems for people that don't run either... which it doesn't.
What's the point then of developing a graphical application specifically for a certain window manager if it doesn't matter what WM you are using? Is it because WMs add more gui that xwindows doesn't provide on its own?
Erm... KDE and Gnome are only extra programs that run ontop of a Window Manager. Gnome used to use SawFish as its default WM, so if you ran SawFish only, with no Gnome progs (like the panel, for instance) then you could still run progs developed for Gnome. KDE uses kwin as a WM, as can be seen if you set your .xinitrc (if you boot to rl3) to exec kwin. So long as you have the libraries for KDE (and QT as well), then you will be able to run KDE apps regardles of the enviroment. Where the sticking point may come is when the apps are developed to be integrated... such as those that still perform some functions when they are 'minimized' to the taskbar. If you run them outside of their native KDE, they will still run, but you won't be able to utilise their paneled functions. Apart from that, so long as you have all the appropriate libraries installed, you will be able to run progs in almost all WMs... and since I said 'so long as I have both installed' I think I've already covered this base.