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      29.03.2001 09:28

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      I've been using KDE on & off for 3 years. Not being a great fan of GUI's myself I spend a lot of time at the console but whenever I am using X Windows I will always be using KDE. It has a nice layout and there are some excellent themes available to download. If you are into coding your own applications the KDE libs are great, pretty simple. Well, I looked at them briefly and found them a bit easier to understand than the Gnome libs for example. KDE has been very stable for me, i've never had any problems with it actually. I haven't tried KDE 2 so I couldn't comment on that, but it looks great and i'm sure i'll get round to trying it out in the near future.

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      26.10.2000 23:51
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      It looks like windows It acts Like Windows Hold on a minute it is windows - or is it! You might be pleasantly surprised by KDE. It was especially useful to me when I first broached the Linux Barrier! I came from a nice easy GUI to a new command line interface that I didnt know how to use!!! And where were the good old DOS commands when you needed them LOL! But then I stumbled accros KDE when browsing my SuSE CDs - and what a difference it has made! I can actually see what I am doing now! It even makes the old /mnt/hdd1, /mnt/hdd2/ system work! For those of you who dont know linux its like this, In windows you have a:, c:, d: and maybe more but in Linux you get /mnt/floppy /mnt/hdd1 and /mnt/cdrom Confused? I was! But KDE lays this out like windows does, with a few minor changes seeing as they arent seperate drives in Linux - they just make up the file tree layout! But all in all it makes that Linux Penguin easier to digest!!!

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