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7. What About Windows?

The ``equivalent'' of Windows is the graphic system X Window System. Unlike Windows or the Mac, X11 wasn't designed for ease of use or to look good, but just to provide graphic facilities to UNIX workstations. These are the main differences:

This said, good news for you. There are projects that aim at making X11 look and behave as coherently as Windows. Gnome, http://www.gnome.org, and KDE, http://www.kde.org, are simply awesome. Most likely your distribution uses either or both. You won't regret your Windows desktop anymore!


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