[ale] Deep inside the K Desktop Environment 3.2

Michael D. Hirsch mhirsch at nubridges.com
Wed Feb 25 10:24:50 EST 2004

On Wednesday 25 February 2004 06:47 am, walter Sams wrote:
> Question,  if one is running redhat and gnome desktop, can one just
> remove gnome and put in kde without losing all the setup parameters on
> the system or reinstalling the whole os?  I seem to see many folks here
> and elsewhere liking kde better than gnome and would like to try it.

Typically you would install both, and just switch between them.  If you log in 
with gdm or kdm (graphical login) there is probably a menu option to choose 
which to boot.  If you login in text mode, then run startx, the redhat way 
(and Mandrake, I think) is to run switchdesk.  Try typing "switchdesk" and 
see what happens.


> On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 20:32, Jim Philips wrote:
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> > On Tuesday 24 February 2004 02:41 pm, Michael D. Hirsch wrote:
> > > I've been having a gas playing with kde 3.2 the last couple of weeks. 
> > > I heartily recommend an upgrade to anyone using one of the older
> > > versions. If you are a redhat user, the sourceforge redhat/kde project
> > > files work well for me <http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/>.  They are
> > > in the testing tiectories, but have been quite stable for me.  And they
> > > supply rpms for everything since 7.3, which is pretty cool.
> >
> > This new release offers the best desktop environment I've used on any
> > platform. The biggest problem with KDE at the moment is trying to unpack
> > everything it can do. I can do 90% of what I do on the computer either in
> > Kontact or Konqueror. Konqueror has been vastly improved by the Safari
> > development effort. If it weren't for some Javascript weirdness in it, I
> > would even trash Mozilla. The interactive spell-checking is something no
> > other desktop offers. It's great to have spell-checking when you're
> > filling in forms on Web sites--especially if you're applying for a job!
> > Plus, I got a Google search bar in Konqueror now that I got from a CVS
> > version. And KDE is faster than it used to be too. The Linux experience
> > has never been better for me. And if you don't have Amarok, get it. It's
> > one of the best mp3 players around. It made me dump Xmms.
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