[ubuntu-uk] IT Idiots cover introducing Linux.

Robin Menneer robinmenneer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 09:14:37 GMT 2007

On 2/6/07, Robert McWilliam <rmcw at allmail.net> wrote:
> 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
> itself.
> 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.

Fine.  I'll have a go and see how I get on.  I don't mind if it comes up
different to gnome providing 1,  it works and more importantly and 2. It
doesn't do any harm.  Ta.  Robin

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