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    what are kde and gnome


    just wondering casue i see it a lot

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    They're sets of GUI programs including a desktop, task bar, configuration program et cetera.

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    They are two different Desktop Enhancements/Windows Managers. Pretty much what a thing said, GUI for Linux.

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    i think i get it but can you explain a little further
    some programs say something about using gnome and some say kde
    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisker
    i think i get it but can you explain a little further
    some programs say something about using gnome and some say kde
    thanx
    If you are looking for official descriptions and considerable info go to these sites.

    www.kde.org
    www.gnome.org
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    Have you checked here first?

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    KDE and Gnome are the 2 most popular Desktop Environments.
    But, that is all they are is a Desktop Environment. Of which there are many. Fluxbox, Enlightenment, IceWM, and many more.
    As for programs that are for KDE and Gnome, they should run on either DE.
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    Basically, both provide a GUI for Linux. They each have their ups and downs.

    Most apps are compatible with both Gnome and KDE. There are a few rules though:

    QT is a widget language used by KDE. Therefore, anything written in QT will run much better on KDE than Gnome, if it runs at all.

    Gtk is the widget set used by Gnome. KDE can display Gtk apps perfectly fine.

    There are other differences, but I'd recommend you check out both and see what you prefer.


    http://www.kde-look.org
    http://www.gnome-look.org

    Those give examples of both KDE and Gnome desktops.

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