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Old 12-09-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Smile KDE User - but what is Gnome like?

I have installed Debian GNU/Linux wheezy
with the KDE desktop. Is it possible for me to
try out Gnome?
Old 12-09-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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Just install "gnome" package. You can choose during login which desktop you want. If you like, you can mix gdm/kdm (login manager) with Gnome/KDE desktop somewhere in configuration or install only neededed components like ssession-manager or window manager, but for trying install all. Also you can run appliactions written for Gnome on KDE desktop and vice versa.

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Originally Posted by eSelix View Post
Just install "gnome" package.
Thank you for your advice. I have just installed
GNOME and will be trying it out.
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So you know mate, if you're running Debian stable, you'll have installed gnome 2.x, which is very different to the current gnome 3.x, available in testing.


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