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: It's Good To Hear....
by Anonymous on Sat 5th Nov 2005 20:31 UTC in reply to "It's Good To Hear...."
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> As for which is actually better, KDE or GNOME, it
> really doesn't matter. With GNOME being used as a
> standard, this means that it will get better & improve
> faster.

This is not necessarily true. GNOME could have been improved and made better (much faster) in the past years. I happen know a lot of people (including me) who spent days and nights by contributing to GNOME, willing to sent in patches and other stuff, like writing feedback with constructive stuff etc.

The problem is that GNOME is a quite closed group of people and the real life problems like dealing with jealous people, killing off enemy projects etc. is coming with it. Even if GNOME standardize, it still doesn't mean that it improves better or gets better fixed. I think that GNOME has a lot of internal problems to solve first. GNOME don't want any exernal contributors, only those who fix the leftovers that no one wants to work on.

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