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 somebody on Sat 5th Nov 2005 19:10 UTC in reply to "KDE vs. GNOME"
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No, they did that for one simple reason. The same reason that KDE developers realised with planning 4.0

Simplicity. If you want to give desktop to the masses you can't give them tweak'n'trick-whole'lot'a'bunch'o'mess like kcontrol. Every preference in KDE (in any KDE software) is designed to tweak even the last detail on desktop (that probably no one even looks at). Which is all and well (probably even better) if you're either unemployed geek who likes flashy things and you'd do anything to have your desktop just a little bit flashier than your friends.

The only single reason why KDE is heading the wrong way (or is loosing) are old KDE users. Buggin' for new features and tweaks and not considering that JoeSixpack might be just confused with them.

Here is a question for you. Why is design for 4.0 completely different and focusing for simplicity without so many features (or better said, having more features, better designed and less options. As far as I read the 4.0 papers, KDE finally turned into the right direction. Even I'm probably gonna take a good look at KDE when 4 comes out)

Take me for example. I was using KDE back from 1.2 times (or even sooner).

I'm no JoeSixpack. But I still preffer clean and simple design. I left KDE completely as soon as G2 came out. And "simple, non confusing and well designed" were the only reasons. I don't need zillion buttons, options and preferences. And yes I know I can disable them. But why waste my time when there already is desktop which I consider as better in its basic and preinstalled state.

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