David M. Williams at iTWire looks at desktop environments
, covering what they are and some of the differences between GNOME and KDE. Desktop environments are sometimes a bit of a puzzle for new Linux users; this article should help explain them. "This perhaps may explain why when we talk about KDE and GNOME its not immediately apparent just whats going on. Anyone who comes from a Microsoft Windows or MacOS world has been brought up with the concept that your operating system has just one look. You might be able to tweak it or apply a few colour schemes and minor themes, but fundamentally Windows looks like Windows anywhere. In the Linux world any number of different looks can apply because the window managers are replaceable.
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