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[2]: Somewhat odd ?
by Bille on Fri 21st Aug 2009 06:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Somewhat odd ?"
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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.

SLED defaults to GNOME and there isn't a "desktop selection" page in the installer, but the KDE desktop and apps can be selected as well as or instead of GNOME in the installer's detailed software selection, or post-installation of course. This isn't publicised for complex reasons, but SLE customers tend to know what they are paying for and how to set it up. And Novell provides the same level of enterprise support for KDE.

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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