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This is a discussion on Linux's GUI slower than windows'.... within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by taylorguitarman What distro are you using? I'm a Slackware man, myself. I've been using slack since 3.5. ...

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    Originally posted by taylorguitarman
    What distro are you using?
    I'm a Slackware man, myself. I've been using slack since 3.5. I've also tried Red Hat, but for some reason I prefer Slack ::shrug::

    I have used Gnome is the past, and you're right, it doesn't seem to share KDE's sluggishness at start-up. Beats me while I still use KDE, other than the fact that the slow start doesn't really bother me (time enough to refill the coffee cup), and I really like the Konquerer web browser.
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    Actually, Linux is slower with the uncostumized GUI...Linux was designed with total compatability in mind, so things are suppose to be slower, so that it can support different systems. If you were to customize it a little, probably by recompiling xwindows, it would go faster.
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    Does the windows kernel really provide a GUI? IF so how? And will it be therefore be bigger than the one in Linux?

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    One more question, if the GUI of windows is not built-in the kernel, nor with the one in Linux, what is the cause of the difference in responsiveness between the two os'es?

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    Originally posted by Nutshell
    Does the windows kernel really provide a GUI? IF so how? And will it be therefore be bigger than the one in Linux?
    Well NT/2000/XP doesn't because it's a microkernel.
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    Would you mind telling me what's a microkernel?

    thnx

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    ...probably by recompiling xwindows...
    *shudder*... don't remind me.

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    Nutshell, if you want to know all about Win2k (the leading MS OS) than read 'Inside Microsoft Windows 2000' third edition. On the other hand if you want to know about linux than you are up **** creek.

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    >>On the other hand if you want to know about linux than you are up **** creek.<<

    Right, because it's not like they do something like supply source code with it.

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    Actually, i really want to learn both os'es. I am using windows xp right now but i hav the red hat linux 7.2 cd. I havn't installed it nor tried it 'yet' because i want to learn the basics of C and C++ programming before i learn the Linux os.

    Troll king, what do u learn from the book you recommended me?

    Just a curious question: Where do you get the source of Linux ?

    thnx

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    It's not something that you can explain in just a simple post. You need to understand a lot of things, so you need that information communicated to you in a book with diagrams and supporting literature. To ask about the difference between Linux and Windows requires a great deal of knowledge. What you are asking for Nutshell is mostly a lie because that is all you will recieve here unless you take TK's advice and pick up that book. If you want a similar book on Linux than try orielly publishing. They are a good source for *NIX related literature.

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    Ok, rephrase the question: Where can i learn Linux from other than the internet, an step-by-step guides?

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    http://www.oreilly.com/

    Look in the Linux section.

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    Dean, why do you insist on logging out to do your trolling? It was obvious who that was even before I checked the IP.

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    A microkernel is where the kernel has been stripped to its bare bones and all non-essential functionality has been relegated to user level processes. Mach and 2000/NT is one, Linux isn't.

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