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I dont actually use linux, but i'm considering switching. Sorry if this question doesnt make much sense. I dont understand why some apps only work under specific desktop environments (is ...
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    I dont actually use linux, but i'm considering switching. Sorry if this question doesnt make much sense. I dont understand why some apps only work under specific desktop environments (is it wrong to interchange this term with window manager?). I thought they were simply different ways for X to behave, and that the programs/apps were written to work in X and not a specific environment.

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    well, as long as you have certain libraries installed, or install both gnome and kde, you can run pretty much any application.
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    Yep. The problem is those programs require libraries from the DE. But nowadays, you can use almost every Gnome program in KDE and vice versa, you just need to install the needed libraries. I'm running Xfce and using K3b and AmaroK, which are KDE-programs. I just installed the KDE libraries, and it runs great .
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    right on thanks

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