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Thread: Chose Gnome over KDE and im thinking i regret it.

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    Unhappy Chose Gnome over KDE and im thinking i regret it.

    Okay guys so I'm totally new if not obvious by # of posts, area posted in, so on and so forth. However I have found that Linux has been a blast so far and it leaves me wanting to learn more. If someone who has been around the game for a while could help me it would be greatly appreciated. I am running backtrack 5 r3 to play around with but am so far just learning how to use linux with the terminal. I found that the Gnome version has no software manager and when searing I cant find one on the list of Gnome applications. Also, it appears that KDE just has a TON more applications overall. I would like to know how to find these repositories of useful apps and also how to add repositories in terminal without a visual software manager. Lastly, what have you guys and gals found to be the best resource for learning linux other than good old usage?

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    Re: Chose Gnome over KDE and im thinking i regret it.

    Actually both versions and Unity and XFCE are all a kind of shell over an OS. It's amusing to see that if you install another shell like XFCE you get a few new apps but all your installed software is still available. It may depend on other libraries, but those were already installed. And on the same system the files in ~ remain the same, no matter what interface you use. In Ubuntu there exists synaptic to install software, but what that gives in backtrack 5...

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    Re: Chose Gnome over KDE and im thinking i regret it.

    Moved to Other OS/Distro Support.

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    Re: Chose Gnome over KDE and im thinking i regret it.

    Gnome's software manager is usually called "Software" in most Gnome distro's I've used. If Backtrack is a full Gnome implementation, it ought to be there. Synaptic is an optional software manager many prefer for Debian, Ubuntu and other deb-based systems.

    The best way to decide which kind of interface you like is to burn live images of different distros and try them out. After a while, you will have some specific attributes you will insist on or avoid at all costs.

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    Re: Chose Gnome over KDE and im thinking i regret it.

    Thank you very much. I don't see the software area but I just went ahead and learned to install through terminal. Its just like driving a standard car. You like the extra performance but sometimes you just wanna drink a cup of coffee on the way to work

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    Re: Chose Gnome over KDE and im thinking i regret it.

    Most of the instructions on UbuntuGuide (Unity/Gnome) / KubuntuGuide (KDE) are oriented towards the command-line (which for some power users is often faster). Look at it as a potential reference:

    UbuntuGuide / KubuntuGuide:

    http://ubuntuguide.org

    As a disclaimer, I am a dyed-in-the-wool Kubuntu (KDE) user.
    Last edited by perspectoff; December 8th, 2013 at 04:41 AM.

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