Later in this chapter, we will discuss using window managers such as Window Maker and FVWM. However, for now, let us turn our attention to the two available user environments that best approximate the experience you’d have in Windows or Mac OS X.

As is so often the case in the open-source world, KDE and GNOME, the two most widely used and enthusiastically developed user environments for UNIX, each have their impressive advantages and their inevitable weaknesses. Both also have sets of fierce advocates within the open-source UNIX community. This book, in presenting the techniques necessary for setting up a fully immersive graphical user environment for FreeBSD, must choose one package or the other for its demonstrations; an in-depth ...

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