Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 22:01 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Window Managers Gtk+ has GNOME on the one hand, and Xfce on the other. Qt, on the other hand, only has KDE - there's no lightweight, less encompassing alternative if KDE doesn't float your boat, but you'd still want a Qt desktop. Luckily for you, there's now Razor-qt, a small, lightweight and simple Qt desktop environment.
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RE: KDE
by backdoc on Wed 21st Dec 2011 12:13 UTC in reply to "KDE"
backdoc
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2006-01-14

The other reply to your post is correct. It's a security issue. With a secure OS, you can't just go around making changes that will affect other users, security or the stability of the OS.

You could get around this restriction by doing something stupid like signing onto the box as root, then start root's desktop. You'll never be prompted for permissions again.

Edited 2011-12-21 12:14 UTC

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RE[2]: KDE
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Dec 2011 13:14 in reply to "RE: KDE"
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2009-08-18

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/24/bofh_2006_episode_8/

Real Linux users run as Root ;-)

But in all seriousness though most people when installing stuff in *nix system just trust the package manager/package maintainer and run it with elevated privileges anyway.

If the purpose of the program is to install new software it should just be given the privileges if the user is in the wheel group ... don't ya think?

Edited 2011-12-21 13:23 UTC

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RE[3]: KDE
by backdoc on Wed 21st Dec 2011 13:50 in reply to "RE[2]: KDE"
backdoc Member since:
2006-01-14

No. I don't think so.

Nothing is preventing you from installing applications inside of your home dir though. I do that all of the time.

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