Fred K Ollinger on Sun, 6 Jul 2003 15:21:09 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Re: Linux for SPARC?

On Sun, 6 Jul 2003, Tom Diehl wrote:

> On Sun, 6 Jul 2003, Fred K Ollinger wrote:
> > > Aurora was a more smoothly packaged install but I really like the sparse
> > > install of Debian.  I liked the RHat UI better than KDE though.
> >
> > Does RedHat now write their own desktop? Where to download this?
> It is a highly customized version of gnome and KDE that they call bluecurve.
> They still have gnome and KDE but they made them look the same. Some people love

>From what the original poster said, I could have thought that rh wrote a
completely new desktop. They do contribute kernel code, but I thought that
an entire desktop would be a big project even for them. If I didn't know
anything, I would have thought that they wrote all the software that
hundreds of people contributed a lot of time on then gave away.

The desktop source code could be found here:

If one uses blue curve, then I doubt that the gnome nor the kde people are
going to support a forked version of their code.


> it others hate it. As I understand it the goal was to make a standard desktop
> that even your grandmother could use. If you want other features, the idea is
> that you will know how to enable them or at least know how to figure out how to
> enable them. The default desktop no longer has for instance 3 or 4 web browsers
> It just has an icon pointing to the default browser. In this case mozilla.
> As far as where to download it check the Red Hat ftp sites. I am not sure
> exactly which rpms you would need though. It is part of the distro since I think
> 8.0.
> HTH,
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