[ubuntu-uk] IT Idiots cover introducing Linux.

Robin Menneer robinmenneer at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 17:51:53 GMT 2007

On 2/6/07, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 12:46:03PM +0000, Robin Menneer wrote:
> > We use all the facilities in iphoto.  I've had a good look at f-spot
> and,
> > >although very friendly, it falls far short of iphoto.  Can I use KDE
> > >derived
> > >digikam if I am in ubuntu which I see from this site is Gnome based ?
> >
> Yes, you can run KDE apps in Ubuntu and GNOME apps in Kubuntu. However:-
> * KDE apps don't integrate (look and feel as well as functionality) with
> GNOME and GNOME apps don't integrate with
> * You will have to download extra packages such as the necessary KDE
> libraries, and any updates to them also.
> * Using KDE and GNOME apps together will have a higher memory footprint as
> you will have libraries from both in
> memory at once.

This is news indeed.  Having  read  the wranglings  between  the
protagonists of the various versions of Linux, I had gained the impression
that software was exclusive to the basis sprecification.  Does it mean that
it's all complatible although possibly less efficient = slower ?  Presumably
the extra libraries load themselves automatically with the package being
acquirered.  In gratitude   Robin

> >This is something i have heard time and time again for many years. "If I
> > >press the wrong button I might break it".
> > >Clearly you can break a computer from the command line as you can from
> > >within a friendly GUI, but the command line
> > >with its obscure incantations can make this somewhat easier to achieve
> > >unfortunately, especially if you are just
> > >typing commands barked at you by an admin person.
> >
> > Look, I've been with computers since 1971 and know very well what
> > injudicious use of the keyboard can do if in terminal mode.  Most
> beginners
> > are in the same position but haven't been told so.
> >
> Not sure if the "Look," was "Listen here sonny", but I was actually
> agreeing with you.
> Cheers,
> Al.
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