[ale] Deep inside the K Desktop Environment 3.2

Dow Hurst dhurst at kennesaw.edu
Wed Feb 25 12:16:36 EST 2004

I have done that since Gnome got hosed by the glibc broken 
update via RHN that happened last November.  The KDE under 
RH is not full KDE or at least not what I am used to.  I've 
got it working okay, but hope to rebuild to something 
better.  Mainly I miss the configuration functionality that 
has been gutted out.  Tabbed shells aren't as nice as under 
the normal KDE.  It is better to me than a hosed Gnome 
though. ;-)

I believe on the main login window if KDE was installed you 
get the option there to switch between failsafe, gnome, and KDE.

tfreeman at intel.digichem.net wrote:
> Walter - Red Hat has a utility _somewhere_ in the menus to switch the 
> default desktop for the user. Using the utility, change the desktop to 
> KDE, log out or restart your X session, and the desktop should be changed. 
> I'm assuming that KDE was installed of course.
> Hope this helps.
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, 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.
>>Thank you
>>Walter Sams
>>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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