[SATLUG] Linux as a Desktop and more expertise

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 19:39:12 CDT 2009


> Personally.. I have both KDE and Gnome installed on all of my systems as I 
> like some apps from each desktop environment.  
> 
> But you don't need to change the DM to change 
> desktops.  You only need to change DMs if need a feature of the other DM.  But 
> more to the point -- whether in gdm or kdm, once you have both desktops 
> installed, you can always choose which desktop you want to run simply by 
> selecting it in the DM GUI before hitting enter on your password when logging 
> in.  After you select a desktop environment, that will be your new desktop 
> until you change it again.
> 
> Tweeks
> 

I use KDE by default and I always install Gnome too. I like apps from both as well. Also, on my laptop, I am constantly updating KDE to the latest development release. So it is nice to have Gnome to fall back on when/if KDE gets hosed from a "cooker" update.

John C


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