Linux 2001

Ease of Use: KDE and GNOME

[KDE] K Desktop Environment (2.2):

  • Konqueror file-manager/web-browser;
  • Koffice, Kmail, korganizer (calendar);
  • Much reduced memory footprint (compared to KDE 1.x)

[Gnome] GNOME; Red Hat Default:
  • Galeon browser, Nautilus file manager;
  • Gnome Office, Balsa mail tool, gnomecal, gnumeric;
  • The GIMP!

These are Desktop Environments. Window manager is separate, e.g.:

  • sawfish (GNOME default, replaces enlightenment)
  • kwm (KDE default)
  • WindowMaker (My favourite!)
  • FVWM2 (old reliable)

  • KDE, GNOME tools inter-operate (developers on good terms).

  • Both are rivals to windows for ease of use, point/click. Different!


Linux 2001
Pat Murphy