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Old 06-16-2003, 11:00 PM   #16
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kde vs gnome, it is sort of like what distor, you might be able to find some stuff by searching. This has probably come up before.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 11:11 PM   #17
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GNOME is a simple windows manager. No sound support or effects. Not many programs are compatible when you want to view something in full screen. Its like an old MAC OS like menu system. Very blah.
No sound support? Apparantly you didn't check the options. You can have the same sound effecs.

Not compatable? Gnome is only built with GTK, which half the apps (embelishment) today use.

old MAC OS like menu system? That top bar can easily be changed.

GNOME is not simple and its not a window manager, its a DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT. theres a difference.

I dont like gnome by the way.

Im an XFCE4 kind of guy.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 12:02 AM   #18
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I messed with gnome when I was checking out redhat 8. Dont have much to complain about, but I've always been a KDE guy. Just because thats what Im more familiar with.
Although since I started using slackware 9 yesterday, I spend more time in the console, which I am really starting to like.

Also to megamanx: thanks for being cool, i totaly understand the bad day syndrome, I pretty much knew all this was over nothing.
I guess it is a community after all...now Im getting all misty eyed LOL
Cheers,
Mike
 
Old 06-17-2003, 06:58 AM   #19
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An always on top feature will be in the next version apparently (i wrote the patch for metacity, but only the keybinding will be merged).

The duplication between KDE and GNOME is due to historical reasons. Use whichever you prefer (i use gnome2)
 
Old 06-20-2003, 06:31 PM   #20
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<- Linux Newb and Forum Newb

I'm going to go and make ( Despite the lack of experience I have ) the big jump to linux. My questions on the UIs are as follows:

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Gnome had some sorta tool that showed the hotkeys when hovered over some part of the window. Does KDE have anything like that and are there any docs (prefer web or chm ) that show in extended detail the hotkeys in both?

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Is enlightment ( and others ) a seperate UI then Gnome or is that like a add on sorta thing?

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Will all KDE Apps and Gnome Apps work on each other or will I run into compat issues?

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I remember using 'switchdesk' or somethin' like that a while back .. Is that still around and more importantly ... is it safe for a newb?

Donka,
Gum
 
Old 06-20-2003, 10:42 PM   #21
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Is enlightment ( and others ) a seperate UI then Gnome or is that like a add on sorta thing?
Enlightenment is a WINDOW MANAGER. All it does is just that. It draws borders around the windows and usually allows you to minimize/launch windows and programs.

Desktop Environments (gnome,KDE,xfce) are environments. They provide a window manager, extra tools (file manager), and setup utilities. on GNOME, you can use whatever window manager you want (like Enlightenment) in conjunction with the rest of the environment. Though, you can use a Window Manager by itself.

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Will all KDE Apps and Gnome Apps work on each other or will I run into compat issues?
As long as you have the needed libraries installed, you can run KDE apps in gnome and vise versa.

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I remember using 'switchdesk' or somethin' like that a while back .. Is that still around and more importantly ... is it safe for a newb?
Its around and its safe.
 
  


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