Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Novell and Ximian "Nat Friedman has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Linux desktop for a few year now. First with his own company Ximian, founded together with Mono chief architect Miguel de Icaza, after its acquisition now inside Novell. A few months ago he has been named 'Technologist of the Year' by the VarBusiness magazine for his work around the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Since then he has been promoted to Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source, besides the desktop he is also overseeing Novells server business now. During Novells Brainshare Andreas Proschofsky had the possibility to sit down with Friedman and talk about the Linux desktop, the consequences of the Microsoft agreement and the mistakes of the Hula project."
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"Nowhere in the desktop projects does he mention KDE which has much more demand among enterprises than Gnome."

It does? Says who? Where are the facts?

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porcel Member since:

Suse had to go back to the drawing board when they announced that they would no longer be supporting KDE as a desktop choice on their enterprise distribution.

Why? Because too many clients called in and complained. Here in Europe, I have deployed and worked on hundreds of linux desktops over the last 4 years and have not seen many corporate linux deployments where the choice was gnome.

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