Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Nov 2005 17:51 UTC, submitted by AdriAn Avila
Novell and Ximian Rumors circulating that Novell is going to kill off its popular Linux desktop lines are completely false. [However,] Novell is making one large strategic change. The GNOME interface is going to become the default interface on both the SLES and Novell Linux Desktop line. KDE libraries will be supplied on both, but the bulk of Novell's interface moving forward will be on GNOME. "The entire KDE graphical interface and product family will continue to be supported and delivered on OpenSuSE."
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by Anonymous on Sat 5th Nov 2005 18:07 UTC
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After spending two years as a Gnome-only user, last night I installed KUbuntu via Synaptics, and man, I was really impressed by what I saw.

Not only KDE is much more appealing in an aesthetics point of view, its components are better designed compared to Gnome.

Konqueror outperforms Nautilus in every single detail. I liked KPDF more than Evince. Even Konqueror was more usable than Firefox (but it wasn't rendering the pages as good as Firefox). I could go on and enlarge [ ;-) ] this list...

So why is Novell turning its back on KDE? Because Novell is an American company, and Americans prefer Gnome over KDE (a European technology)...

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