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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RE: paying
by sonic1001 on Sat 5th Nov 2005 20:10 UTC in reply to "paying"
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2005-07-18

You have it backwards Superstoned, WE are the ones that are begging for commerical support. If we want commerical software like that which is avaliable on Windows and Mac OSX, we have to be as developer friendly as possible. Forcing a company to pay $3300 per developer just to develop on Linux* would be suicide. Even Microsoft's development tools are cheaper!

*Yes, $3300 for just Linux, then $4950 for two platforms and $6600 for 3 platforms and all of that is for ONE developer. Could you imagine how much money a small company would have to pay to develop on Linux? WOW!

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