[ubuntu-uk] IT Idiots cover introducing Linux.

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Tue Feb 6 21:46:23 GMT 2007

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 21:31:29 +0000
"Robin Menneer" <robinmenneer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm the more confused.  You both seem to say that I can use KDE
> > software on Gnome (ubuntu) if I go  to a lot of trouble (and
> > knowledge that I lack) to make  it work.  Or am I just  not
> > understanding the issues.  What I want, in the ideal situation, is
> > a list of software, as in ADD/REMOVE with a summary of its
> > functions, that I can double-click to load and run properly.
> > Someone in this conversation recommended digikam but when I looked
> > at it it was for KDE.

You can install and use KDE software in gnome without worrying about
the issues about it - the package manager will handle getting the
dependencies and the application will load all the required libraries

The explanations were to let you know of the possible downsides
to this: the application will look different to the gnome ones and
using it will use a larger amount of memory than the same functionality
in a gnome app. The memory usage isn't likely to be a problem unless
you're normally short of memory.

Robert McWilliam     rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com

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