"If you're part of the 95 percent of the world that uses
Windows, you know what a GUI is, but because you're running
Windows, you're stuck with only one--the GUI Microsoft forces you
"In the Linux world, you can choose pretty much any GUI for your
desktop. GNOME is one of the most popular desktops available,
although you've probably heard of other ones such as KDE or
"A task bar, a menu, clickable icons, a system tray, and a
customisable look make up the standard operating system GUI. It's
what you expect of an operating system's GUI; it's what you get
with Windows, and exactly what you get with KDE running on
"It's the same metaphor, layout, and methods; the biggest
difference is the underlying system, which the average user never
sees. Still, people seem to fear change. I'm going to alleviate
those fears by showing you what you'll find running a windowing
environment such as KDE on your Linux workstation..."
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