Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 16th Sep 2002 06:48 UTC, submitted by Cesar Cardoso
Red Hat "We see the desktop as only a piece of the entire operating system product; integration must extend beyond the desktop. We also believe that users care most about functionality and integration rather than the underlying technology. For these reasons, we have created a single desktop look and feel for Red Hat Linux rather than maintaining two unrelated configurations." Very good stuff over there from Owen Taylor, the Red Hat Desktop Team member.
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by rajan r on Tue 17th Sep 2002 07:01 UTC

Besides, I forgot to mention. Red Hat is doing a much better job in getting to the desktop that any of the KDE supporting distros out there. Does Lindows, Xandros, Lycoris and ELX offers anything compelling against Red Hat for the corporate desktop?

Trust me, give it a few years, Red Hat would be the dominant desktop player. If they aren't, it would be some other company going the same direction as they are, only doing what they do better.

So, my conclusion is that it doesn't matter whether Red Hat uses GNOME or KDE. Red Hat wouldn't gain a significant amount of users if they choosed KDE, they wouldn't also otherwise.

Besides, it is interesting to note that the three Windows clones (Lindows, ELX and Lycoris), choose KDE because it is more Windows-like than GNOME, giving them less work....