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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don't panic
by pinky on Sat 5th Nov 2005 19:48 UTC
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2005-07-15

i dont' understand all the panic.
OpenSuSE will still come with KDE. And, like on every other distribution, everybody can install the desktop he wants!
I think it was always clear that Novell goes more the Gtk+ way. Just look at their work: Mono with Gtk#, ifolder,...

And remember SuSE was about 10 years a KDE distribution so their is no reason to cry for the KDE people or had the GNOME people cry for 10 years? GNOME has to catch up 10 years of KDE/SuSE until they are tie. At the earliest than, the KDE gusys can cry.

By the way Novell have a long way if they want to make GNOME/SuSE as good as KDE/SuSE they first have to get things like yast on a Gtk+ basis. Until they have achieved this, SuSE is still a lot KDE.

So don't panic!

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