Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Apr 2006 21:59 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE DesktopLinux reviews SUSE 10.1 RC1. "This is one really, really cool and solid distribution. OK, before I go any further I should point out that SUSE 10.1 isn't actually released yet. I've been kicking the tires of the first SUSE 10.1 'Release Candidate'."
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RE: The good and the bad:
by marpaco on Fri 21st Apr 2006 11:58 UTC in reply to "The good and the bad:"
marpaco
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2006-01-01

I would not be that attached to KDE and would start loving or at least learning to live with GNOME if I was you.

Just a thought.

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RE[2]: The good and the bad:
by suslik on Fri 21st Apr 2006 18:40 in reply to "RE: The good and the bad:"
suslik Member since:
2005-07-27

I would not be that attached to KDE and would start loving or at least learning to live with GNOME if I was you.

Lol. You are either delusional, or poorly informed about the status of things. When Gnome actually gets somewhat on the level of features and integration of KDE, I may actually put in the thought.

I give Gnome a chance about 2 times a year, for the last 7 years of using Linux. Every time I come out feeling crippled. KDE is the closest you can come to a completely functioning desktop on Linux. Get your head out of the send once in a while.

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RE[2]: The good and the bad:
by elsewhere on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 03:50 in reply to "RE: The good and the bad:"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

I would not be that attached to KDE and would start loving or at least learning to live with GNOME if I was you.

Just a thought.


Hmmmm.

Suse ripped beagle/mono away from it's Gnome dependencies and created a KDE-based front-end (kerry) and include a kio_slave to integrate desktop search into KDE, including konqueror and the file picker. Many distros would simply force you to install pretty much all of Gnome as a mono-dependency if you want to run Beagle.

Suse created a KDE-based front-end for NetworkManager (knetworkmanager) so that KDE users could have a native interface with kwallet integration for controlling wired/wifi access with WEP/WPA, as opposed to relying on the default Gnome applet that other distros settle for.

Suse is continuing to develop and improve kpowersave for improved power management and suspend/hibernate functionality where other KDE-based distros rely on the archaic, deprecated and unsupported kcmlaptop.

Suse is still has a KDE-based front end for their brand new and utterly horrific mono-based zen package management monster.

Suse continues to produce the one of the tighest, fastest and most nicely integrated KDE desktop among all of the mainstream distros.

And of course, all of these elements are going to be part of the enterprise offering, SLED, since they're on a common code-base.

Despite the hype and noise, Novell is far from being Gnome-exclusive and are not only continuing to support KDE, but are investing in and further developing it.

But hey, just an alternate thought.

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RE[3]: The good and the bad:
by marpaco on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 04:17 in reply to "RE[2]: The good and the bad:"
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2006-01-01

Like any true open source project, savy end users as well as developers will always be able to fork and retrofit windows and desktop managers over the core OS. Howerver, I say we wait a 14 or 15 months and we will see where GNOME and the "horrific" mono are at in comparison with KDE in respect with SUSE.

There are many forces at play here, corporate ones.

I my self don't object to Qt or KDE. I respect the achievements that they represent. I regret that people have to sling mud in an emotional display about projects that they don't prefer or work for.

I stand by my suggestion: If you like SUSE all that much, learn to embrace Gtk, Gtk#, GNOME, Gnome#.

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