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OSNews: Red Hat 8.0 for KDE Users and Newbies

Oct 09, 2002, 09:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert C. Dowdy)

"I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.

"Again, KDE is the desktop environment I know the most about and feel most comfortable with: my focusing on it is not an attempt to pour gasoline on the Red Hat & GNOME vs KDE debates. If you are a newbie who prefers the GNOME desktop, Red Hat's default, then you might still come away from this article having learned something since several of the topics discussed apply to users of both desktops.

"At the end of this article, after the good stuff, I offer my opinion on the state of KDE (among other things) in Psyche. Feel free to skip it or not, as you see fit. That being said, let's get started..."

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