KDE, which stands for the K Desktop Environment, is a graphical desktop environment that allows you to access your Red Hat Linux system and applications using your mouse and keyboard.
This chapter covers the fundamental aspects of using KDE, including:
Working with files and applications
Customizing the desktop to suit your needs
This book focuses more on the default Red Hat desktop environment (which is based on GNOME) that is described in detail in Chapter 6. If you would like to learn more about KDE than this chapter covers, visit the official website at the following URL:
If you have both KDE and GNOME installed on your system, you can use applications from both environments. For example, you can use the GNOME email and personal information management suite, Evolution, while you are working in KDE, or use K-Mail, the KDE email application, in GNOME.