Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this post. If the moderators think it is better in the security forum, please feel free to move it there.
I have installed Ximian XD2 desktop on my home SuSE 9.0 Pro installation. It doesn't seem to play well with KDE. It has taken some cleanup effort on my behalf to get KDE back. I hope that Novell can get XD2 to peacefully coexist with KDE on SuSE. I mean, choice is one of the big selling points for Linux. I like what I've seen of the Ximian desktop, but I also like KDE as well. I'm also currently playing around with XFce4.
My primary reason for posting is that after several weeks of using the Ximian Red Carpet updater, I have some concerns. It has become my impression that Ximian specific security updates often come out much later than the SuSE patches. Once I accidentally installed a SuSE gdm security update that hosed the Ximian gdm, and I had to wait until Ximian released its Ximian specific security update to repair the damage. I don't like the idea of leaving my system unpatched waiting for Ximian to get around to releasing its Ximian specific security updates. I also don't like breaking XD2 by using the wrong patch. Has anyone had the same experience as I have?
Security concerns are making me wonder if I should dump XD2 and go with a stock Gnome where I don't have program vendor specific version concerns. Any feedback will be appreciated.