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Thread: Why is Opensuse KDE so different from GNOME?

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    Default Why is Opensuse KDE so different from GNOME?

    Hi,

    Just make a fresh install Opensuse 11.1 KDE4.2.0.
    Unfortunately, it is so different from Opensuse 11.1 GNOME:

    - No built-in Open Office
    - No built-in compiz fusion
    - No Opensuse's theme or icon

    On the other hand, I've got some issues that I never got from GNOME:
    - Thinkpad's hotkeys (Fn + ...) don't work
    - Wireless doesn't get connected
    - Slower startup
    ...

    Can anyone explain why?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Why is Opensuse KDE so different from GNOME?

    Explain? Not really because your post does not make sense.

    openSUSE 11.1 comes with kde4.1.3, you would have to update to 4.2.1 (not 0)

    Open Office is installed by default, at least it is if you use the DVD which is the ideal.

    Compiz also is there, use kwin and enable desktop effects in Desktop Config.

    Icons/Themes are in abundance.
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    You need to address specific issues separately ie; Hotkey's Wireless....etc..
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    Default Re: Why is Opensuse KDE so different from GNOME?

    No I too have found this if you just select the desktop you want and install choosing KDE or Gnome results in quite a different set of applications being installed as well as certain different default settings.

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    Default Re: Why is Opensuse KDE so different from GNOME?

    Well, Yes, of course Gnome and Kde are two quite different desktops, so everything is different. That's just obvious. And most of us add in stuff to the default selection during install anyway.

    You can install pretty much whatever you want. My Box runs Fedora 10 at the moment and that is by default Gnome, but I added KDE4 too. Whatever runs wherever - no problem.
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