"Desktop" version = always GNOME based? Markert-share?

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"Desktop" version = always GNOME based? Markert-share?

Post by pstein » 2010/02/27 11:40:59

When I look on the following page then there is a pure .i386 version and a "_desktop.i386" version:

http://people.centos.org/tru/vmware/centos-5-20091106/

From what I understand is that the "Desktop" version is GNOME based while the non-"Desktop"- version must be KDE based.

Is this correct?

If not: what is otherwise the difference?

What would you estimate: What is the "Market-share" of KDE vs. GNOME based CentOS?

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Post by jlehtone » 2010/02/27 13:05:56

[quote]pstein wrote:
Is this correct?[/quote]
No, if I read [url=http://people.centos.org/tru/vmware/readme-20091106.txt]this[/url] correctly.

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"Desktop" version = always GNOME based? Markert-share?

Post by pschaff » 2010/02/27 13:21:20

[quote]
pstein wrote:
When I look on the following page then there is a pure .i386 version and a "_desktop.i386" version:

http://people.centos.org/tru/vmware/centos-5-20091106/

From what I understand is that the "Desktop" version is GNOME based while the non-"Desktop"- version must be KDE based.

Is this correct?

If not: what is otherwise the difference?
[/quote]
KDE is also a desktop, as implied by your next question. In addition to the readme [b]jlehtone[/b] linked, the package lists are in the directory so you can see exactly what is installed.

[quote]
What would you estimate: What is the "Market-share" of KDE vs. GNOME based CentOS?
[/quote]
I have no data, and am not sufficiently engaged in this religious debate to try to google the current rankings. Despite KDE being my choice, I strongly suspect that the simple fact that GNOME is part of the default install for RHEL/CentOS (and KDE is not) make GNOME the market leader for this market segment.

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Post by tru_tru » 2010/02/27 15:36:26

that's correct, Desktop is the default (gnome) desktop setup.
You can always "yum groupinstall" KDE or XFCE, if you want.

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Post by AlanBartlett » 2010/02/27 16:18:26

As this thread is not really [i]General Support[/i] related, I'm moving it to [i]Social[/i]. ;-)

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Post by chuina » 2010/02/28 14:37:42

[quote]
tru_tru wrote:
that's correct, Desktop is the default (gnome) desktop setup.
You can always "yum groupinstall" KDE or XFCE, if you want.
[/quote]

In CentOS5.4:
Check available groups by:
[code]yum grouplist[/code]
For [b]KDE[/b] Desktop
[code]yum groupinstall 'KDE (K Desktop Environment)'[/code]
And, for [b]XFCE[/b] Desktop
[code]yum groupinstall 'XFCE-4.4'[/code]
Check manual page by
[code]man yum[/code]

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Looks like Alan started to move thread in [i]Social[/i]. Double ;-)

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