question regarding f16 under various DEs

Paul Allen Newell pnewell at
Sun Nov 27 07:22:10 UTC 2011

On 11/26/2011 11:14 PM, T.C. Hollingsworth wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 12:04 AM, Paul Allen Newell<pnewell at>  wrote:
>> Fedora-list:
>> Since fc5, I have always downloaded an iso of the full image of Fedora
>> w/ Gnome. Given the emails on f15 and now f16, I am interested in
>> looking at alternatives to Gnome. After much clicking through the Fedora
>> site, it appears to me that only f16 w/ Gnome has a direct download DVD,
>> all the others are spins which only offer Live or BitTorrent versions
>> (this may be incorrect as I have no idea whether BitTorrent provides a
>> full image DVD or just a Live).
> There is only one install DVD, and it includes GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, and
> KDE.  While GNOME is installed by default, you can choose any (or all)
> of the others in the package selection screen.  Another option is to
> use the netinstall image, which includes only the installer and
> downloads all necessary packages upon installation.
> And yes, the install DVD is available by torrent.  Both the install
> DVD torrent and the netinstall images can be downloaded from the
> "Install Media" section of this page:
> -T.C.

Thanks for the prompt reply.

If the "one install DVD" has all of the DEs (gnome, kde, xfce, and 
lxde), how does one tell the installation process which one to use? This 
may be pure newbie on my part, but when I do an install I have never 
seen an option to pick the DE.


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