Linux Desktops: KDE and GNOME
Tuesday, October 26, 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage Room K-161
Linux has made tremendous strides in the past year or two, moving from a cult
operating system to one that is compared favorably to Microsoft's Windows NT
and commercial Unix systems. Even today, however, a common complaint
about Linux is that because it's a derivative of UNIX, it is primarily
a command line-based OS, and lacks a "good" GUI interface and tools.
This talk will concentrate on the Linux community's principal responses to
this complaint, KDE (K Desktop Environment)and GNOME (GNU Network Object
Topics to be covered include:
Window manager vs. desktop environment vs. windowing system
What they are
Where they came from
Installation and setup
Differences and similarities
Available tools and utilities
Future development direction
It will also briefly discuss other GUI desktop environments and window
Bill Latura is a Systems Development Manager with the
Applied Services group at Nalco Chemical Company in
Naperville, IL. He spends his time designing and
implementing process automation systems, providing
technical support for company Internet-based
initiatives such as Web-browser access to process data,
and developing cost-effective methods of process data
collection and storage. He is also the system
administrator for a Linux box being used as a file and
internal Web server running Apache and SAMBA. Bill has
been working with PC's in one form or another since the
early 80's. Currently his home network include four boxes
running a combination of Linux and Window NT connected
via fast Ethernet.
Bill's first exposure to Linux was in the pre-1.0 kernel
days of 1993. He's been a Red Hat fan since summer '95,
though he has also worked with the SuSE, Slackware,
Yggradrasil and Caldera distributions.
Bill has been the Treasurer of UniForum Chicago for the
past four years.
The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at the College of DuPage. The address of the
meeting facility is:
College of DuPage
Building K, Rm 161
22nd and Lambert
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd,
then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St.
Turn left and look for lot 10 on the left side of 22nd St.
Walk to building K, room 161 is on the first floor,
on the east side of the building.
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