Eugene Leitl wrote:
> email@example.com writes:
> > There are several, but almost all are some version or another of
> > "X Windows". This comes with nearly all distributions of Linux,
> > so you needn't worry about having to go out and find it. :)
> This is not quite correct. Virtually all GUIs make use of X Window
> facilties, but they are not X Window. Most widespread are
> http://www.kde.org and http://www.gnome.org . Despite that KDE
> currently offers more features, Gnome's concept is imo more powerful
> (apps not limited to just C++) and proven (it's based on the same
> toolkit as The Gimp), and it does not suffer from legal problems
> due to TrollTechs proprietary (despite available as source, you
> are not allowed to modify it) Qt library as KDE does.
> Personally I use FVWM, and, occasionally, KDE. I'll switch over to
> Gnome once its beyond beta.
I use FVWM as well. While all of the information you mention is certainly true, I am not certain how it invalidates what I said... :)