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very new to linux, So please excuse me if this sounds dumb. Am I correct? Xwindows is an actual program in linux, KDE, Gnome, Etc.. are front ends AKA desktop ...
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    Am I wrong in this guess.


    very new to linux, So please excuse me if this sounds dumb.

    Am I correct? Xwindows is an actual program in linux, KDE, Gnome, Etc.. are front ends AKA desktop enviroments, for Xwindows? So Xwin is required with gnome, kde, etc.. or are they all three same basic thing that server a similar purpose, That being the GUI.

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    yes, one of the xwindows systems, xfree86 or x.org and their respective libs and config files, are required to run the "frontends", which are generally refered to as x-windows managers.
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    and fc4?

    which does FC4 use?

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    Xorg. The desktop enviroment it uses by default is GNOME.
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    xorg seems to be more popular now than XFree86; however, their config files xorg.conf and XF86Config-4 respectively, are interchangeable.
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