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OpenSuSE 11.1 Quick Start Guide
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1.9 Desktop Selection

In openSUSE, you can choose from various desktops (this dialog is not available when installing from the CD-KDE or CD-GNOME). The major ones, KDE 4.x and GNOME, are powerful graphical desktop environments similar to Windows*. Find information about these in the KDE User Guide, (↑ KDE User Guide ) and the GNOME User Guide, (↑ GNOME User Guide ). This step is skipped when installing from a LiveCD, since this medium is already preconfigured to either use KDE 4 or GNOME.

If you prefer a different desktop, choose Other for more options. KDE 3.5.x is the predecessor of the KDE 4 desktop and is still widely used. The XFCE Desktop is a fast and lightweight desktop environment suitable for modest hardware. With Minimal X Window, install a graphical window manager that allows for running stand-alone X applications and console windows but does not provide the usual integrated desktop functionality. In Minimal Server Selection (Text Mode), only console terminals are available.

Figure 1-5 Desktop Selection

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