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Its just a few days since i am into linux,
In one of the recent posts i found ppl discussing regarding GNOME and KDE in Suse and Slackware... pray can any one give me some info into the difference and possibly the history.......
There is not a lot of difference from a user point of view. One uses c++ and Qt the other tends to use c and gtk...
gnome reall y came to life due to issues with the early qt license which was not totally 'free', so an alternative was born which used the gimp widget set (Gimp Tool Kit).
I use KDE because I started with it in the early beta days before gnome existed, so it's just something you get used to. But some of the gnome/gtk apps are better, so I use those. If I get around to finishing the app I have planned it will probably be gtk as I can get by in C but C++ has be stumped still
yay for flux. i have an amd 2200 and 512 mb ram and still have no reason to switch from fluxbox to kde/gnome,even though it could probably handle it pretty good. i just love the simplicity of wm's, i don't even use 90% of the stuff that comes with kde/gnome anyway.
I'm a newbie too...so here goes - Could be a case of the blind leading the blind...
From what I understand KDE and GNOME are Window Manager (WM) / Desktops for Linux. Linux itself is the kernel or operating system (OS). It loads into memory and provides services for memory, disc, application management. It's a command line interface (CLI).
KDE and Gnome are the major WM for Linux (they are not the only ones). They provide a graphical user interface (GUI). If you didn't run the GUI you would have to learn a lot of commands and you'd be "pretty much" in a text only world.
yes, bash and other shells at the command line are pretty cool if you take the time to learn them. by the way, kde, gnome, xfce are desktop environments, meaning they have they're a gui plus they have their own apps builtin, while window managers don't have any programs that come with them, but just provide an interface for you to use the software that's already on your computer. the best thing is to try them all out and decide what you like best. i would imagine redhat has several desktop environments and window managers that come with it for you to try out, and if not, you can download some window managers.