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Old 11-06-2003, 06:41 PM   #1
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Gnome Version Question

I just realized that I'm using GNOME Version 2.2 and the later version is 2.4, how do I upgrade my version, I a NEWBIE and i have no idea how to install its source or why there is so many files. or you guys can just tell me if its not nessesary to change to 2.4

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Old 11-07-2003, 06:21 PM   #2
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Dude - by far the simplest thing to do is to install Dropline. You will first need to install the Dropline installer (naturally), but once you do, all that's necessary is to launch Dropline and it will retrieve everything you need to upgrade. It's super-easy to do and super-easy to use. Check it out: -- J.W.
Old 11-07-2003, 09:08 PM   #3
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it depends on your distribution. If it's redhat, mandrake, SuSE, generally speaking you'll need to get packages from, or get an update from those companies. With debian, you just update when debian releases them. Dropline is for slackware, so if you have slack, you can use that.

Basically, if you're a newbie, you probably shouldn't worry about updating your desktop yet. Learn to use the system, then when you've acquired enough skills and knowledge, you'll know. Until then, comfort yourself in the fact that while there are "neat" things in the new version, a desktop is nothing more than a way to start programs.


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