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which will meet my specification and requirements?

asked 2011-11-14 11:00:37 -0600

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I have purchased a new Hp notebook with i3 processor of 2.4GHz and 2GB RAM. and i want to learn LINUX by installing it into my laptop. and i was confused with these names as GNOME, KDE and the other. can anyone suggest, that which thing will meet my specification and requirements?

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answered 2011-11-14 11:21:03 -0600

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Hi Prasad,

All GNOME,KDE,LXDE,XFCE and other DEs will suit your specifications and requirements. These are merely desktop environments. The underlying Linux is the same. What I'd suggest is to install all of them, and give them a go. The idea here is that you try out all the DEs and see which one you are most comfortable with. All of them provide applications, terminal emulators and you can learn Linux on any of them. Have a look at this wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environment. It'll give you a better idea of what GNOME, KDE, LXDE, XFCE and the rest are.

Hope this helps. Please feel free to post more queries as you tinker with Fedora :)

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answered 2011-11-14 11:33:26 -0600

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Fedora Desktops

There are multiple desktops available for use with Fedora. Each has a slightly different look and feel and offers varying levels of customization. Desktops affect how windows, icons, menus, and various basic desktop interfaces look and feel. You may want to try a few different ones and figure out which one is best for you!

you can see a screen-shot 0and download place of these desktops here :

https://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#desktops

This two desktop meet well your specification :

Fedora 16 Desktop Edition **Fedora Default** 
Fedora 16 KDE Spin KDE-based Fedora desktop.

but first you can test it by yourself without any installation just download the LIVE-DESKTOP and start your computer with the live-desktop in the cd/dvd... be sure that you can boot from the CD/DVD ROM in your bios.

then when you verified that all your hardware are well detected and you find the desktop as your need, you can install it with the LIVE-DESKTOP..

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