Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:25 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE On August 4 we discussed the possibility of openSUSE defaulting to KDE during the installation routine. This was raised as a feature request within the openSUSE community, and quickly gained the favour of many, become the most popular request. The openSUSE board and variousother leader within the project have discussed the issue, and have decided that yes, from now on, openSUSE will default to KDE during the installation process.
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RE: Somewhat odd ?
by bralkein on Thu 20th Aug 2009 20:14 UTC in reply to "Somewhat odd ?"
bralkein
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<cynicism>Well it would totally scupper their whole openFATE initiative and destroy the nice "community" image of OpenSuse if they just ignored the request, wouldn't it! </cynicism>

It is an interesting choice though, seeing as this creates really quite a divergence between OpenSuse and Novell's enterprise Linux offerings, which (IIRC) are solely GNOME-based. At the time of their decision to go with GNOME, Qt was still GPL or paid proprietary, so GTK/GNOME made an awful lot of sense. Qt would actually be a very viable choice these days, but I doubt they're about to change over, since they're quite heavily invested in GTK now I'd imagine. So I can't imagine that's the reason behind their choice.

Still. really this is great news for me as a KDE fan and I think for the power of end users everywhere. Nice one Novell! ;)

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