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Tutorial: understanding the Linux desktop

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Download it here: http://linuxinformer.ducaet.be/guide.sxw

 

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Changes:

- Title changed from 'Getting up to speed with SuSe 9.1' to 'Understanding the Linux Desktop' (since that's all it's about IMO... I'm trying to be broad and general here)

- added a lot of screenshots that were still missing

- tried to explain what virtual desktops are

- added a section called 'Files: documents and applications'. I think it's pretty cool! Check it out! I plan to include a lot more of these 'insightful' (I hope) excersises in the tutorial cool.gif

 

I still need help ... especially with the 'Linux Basics' section! ;)

 

Please tell me your comments/criticism/suggestions/...

(Although I repeat that this is a BASIC tutorial... so no tutorials on setting up home networks, printer sharing, or building a Beowolf cluster! - not that I'd now how to do the last one)

 

Especially tell me if something is confusing for you!!

 

All help is welcome. Please note, this is a WORK IN PROGRESS.

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The taskbar: the taskbar is not the same as kicker. Kicker is the application starter panel and capable of displaying usefull applets (from the kicker handbook). The taskbar is the part of kicker that shows what tasks (basically what windows are open) are open and you can configure it to tell it what tasks to show. You can replace the taskbar that comes with kicker for another one if you wish to do so. Taskbar v2 for example has some features that the 'standard' taskbar is lacking.

 

It's kde-look.org, not kdelook.org

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The taskbar: the taskbar is not the same as kicker. Kicker is the application starter panel and capable of displaying usefull applets (from the kicker handbook). The taskbar is the part of kicker that shows what tasks (basically what windows are open) are open and you can configure it to tell it what tasks to show. You can replace the taskbar that comes with kicker for another one if you wish to do so. Taskbar v2 for example has some features that the 'standard' taskbar is lacking.

 

 

:thanks: Exactly the kind of information I can use!

 

You mean the taskbar is the thing showing your running program's panels, right?

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kicker, however, can be compared to the windows taskbar. i wouldnt go into the explanation of where in kicker the taskbar is until they have grasped the windows taskbar. then i'd do the similarities and differences. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....ing/taskbar.asp

 

also see http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/t/taskbar.htm

 

and http://www.linux.cu/documentos/RedHat/gsg/...e60-taskbar.htm

 

http://www.hk8.org/old_web/linux/lnut/ch16_02.htm http://docs.kde.org/en/3.3/kdebase/kicker/configuring.html http://docs.kde.org/en/3.3/kdebase/kicker/...r-settings.html

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