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SearchEnterpriseLinux: KDE: Putting Linux on the Desktop

May 28, 2004, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Hoobler)

"Recently, HP, Red Hat and Novell took a big leap and started pushing Linux for the desktop in enterprise environments. However, desktop software such as KDE and GNOME deserve just as much credit as the distributors of Linux.

"Unlike Microsoft Windows, Linux doesn't actually mean you get a desktop (a.k.a. 'windows' environment). A more accurate term is 'X Windows environment.' Usually during the installation, you have a choice of two or three different desktop environments to choose from. For security, most Linux servers have no windows environment at all; just the needed applications. Everything is done through a terminal or a Webadmin client..."

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