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Re: [SLE] How do I start Helix Gnome?
  • From: avi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Avi Schwartz)
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 00:18:42 -0500
  • Message-id: <393C89B2.D9BD841@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



According to the GNOME web site: GNOME is chock-full of cutting edge
technologies. Network transparent component technology using CORBA,
extensive use of XML, and one of the most advanced imaging models on any
platform.

Bottom line, as long as we have two competing desktops, we are all going
to have mucho fun.

BTW, I didn't not try KDE 2.0 since it is still in beta. When 2.0 will
be go gold I will install it as well.

Avi

"Timothy R. Butler" wrote:
>
> Avi,
> > 1. I am running KDE on my Linux box for few years now and I wanted to
> > see how does Gnome look like.
>
> I did the same thing. I had actually read about GNOME in Byte Magazine
> before I had a copy of Linux, so it was the first thing I wanted to run.
> However, while trying to get GNOME to run, I ran into KDE a become a nearly
> instant fan.
>
> > 2. KDE is too Windowish for my taste. Now that I am trying Gnome, it
> > seems to me like a much more modern environment then KDE.
>
> KDE, not modern? Well, actually I'd say the same about Windows, it's
> interface seems modern to me - just not what's under the hood. KDE actually
> has some powerful stuff under the hood though - KDE's own OpenParts
> technology and CORBA provide powerful object brokering in KDE2 with many
> applications and plug-ins for the Konqueror (File manager, image viewer,
> Java/JavaScript-supportive web browser).
> And, hey, if you don't like the way it looks, check out kde.themes.org,
> where you can change it to your taste (especially in 2.0 where the widgets
> can be customized, IIRC)!
>
> > 3. The beauty of Linux is that you can run multiple graphical
> > environments, so why not give it a try?
>
> True. Especially great with the K Display Manager (replacement for XDM),
> which lets you choose your WM easily at each startup (remembering your last
> pick).
>
> > 4. I like the thrill of trying something new... ;-)
>
> True again! Especially when it's free so you don't have the let down - "I
> just paid ninty bucks of this?"
>
> Best Regards,
> Tim
>
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> > Avi
> >
> > "Timothy R. Butler" wrote:
> > >
> > > Rando,
> > > I don't use GNOME, so I'm kinda useless here - by why not
> > switch to KDM
> > > and KDE? The K Desktop Environment has the stability that comes
> > with more
> > > mature code, the prettier interface that the Troll and KDE
> > teams have done a
> > > great job on, more utilities (I think), major support from
> > Corel, Mandrake,
> > > and SuSE, and it's the pick environment of Linus Torvalds. KDE
> > 2.0 will also
> > > add a full fledged CORBA based office suite, Konqueror (a
> > modern, powerful
> > > web browser), and more!
> > >
> > > "Unix ***is*** ready for the desktop" when used with KDE.
> > >
> > > -Tim "A KDE Fan since 1998"
> > >
> > > -----------------------------------------------------------------
> > > Timothy R. Butler Universal Networks
> > > Information Tech. Consultant Christian Web Services Since 1996
> > > ICQ #12495932 AIM: Uninettm An Authorized IPSwitch Reseller
> > > tbutler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.uninetsolutions.com
> > > ===================== "Solutions that Work" =====================
> > >
> > --
> > Avi Schwartz Get a Life
> > avi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Get Linux
> >
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