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Re: Google to launch PC operating system

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Google to launch PC operating system
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 13:11:01 -0500
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Hyman Rosen writes:
> Sufficiently clever clients can then run in two modes depending on
> this. I assume the KDE and GNOME environments might be such sufficiently
> clever programs.

They are not programs at all.  Each is a collection of programs and
libraries with a coordinated "look and feel".  Each desktop environment
includes at least one window manager, but you can use any combination or
permutation of KDE and/or Gnome programs with any window manager (which is,
as far as X is concerned, just another client).
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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