Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SUSE Linux used to be a very KDE-centric distribution. Then Novell came around, bought SUSE and Ximian, and slowely but surely they turned the now-openSUSE distribution into effectively a GNOME-centric distribution with KDE as its sidekick. The openSUSE community, however, doesn't appear to be particularly happy with KDE being a sidekick.
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Comment by stanbr
by stanbr on Tue 4th Aug 2009 11:23 UTC
stanbr
Member since:
2009-05-22

"Personally, I think the openSUSE community should take all this a few steps further: ditch GNOME altogether."

Yeah, sure.. nice way to lose 26,9% of your user base :-)

We also should focus on one and only one distro, and one and only one package manager, right? Forget it dude... it's open-source. Get used to diversity.

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RE: Comment by stanbr
by segedunum on Tue 4th Aug 2009 22:34 in reply to "Comment by stanbr"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, sure.. nice way to lose 26,9% of your user base :-)

Heh. That's not an argument I seem to remember some people using over five years ago when Suse would have lost a hell of a lot more users than 26.9%.

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RE: Comment by stanbr
by blw37 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 10:50 in reply to "Comment by stanbr"
blw37 Member since:
2009-07-28

OpenSUSE is sponsored by Novell and used as the basis of SLED and SLES. It would be totally unrealistic to expect them to be happy with total removal of their preferred desktop. If any attempt was made to do so I would expect them to withdraw their support, and OpenSuse would have trouble surviving without that help. I would like to see OpenSUSE giving more love to KDE 4, and that is something that is achievable.

That said, my money is on Mandriva for the best current KDE 4 experience that I have tried. While they, like Fedora and OpenSUSE, offer both KDE and Gnome, it is obvious with all three where the greater balance of polishing has gone (though none of them are as horrible as Kubuntu, which is a fine example of how *not* to provide a KDE distrobution).

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RE[2]: Comment by stanbr
by Morty on Wed 5th Aug 2009 11:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by stanbr"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

It would be totally unrealistic to expect them to be happy with total removal of their preferred desktop.


Her is where you get the issue all wrong, nobody is about to remove anything.

The question is to make KDE the default in the selection, rather than no default as is todays situation. Since the majority of OpenSuse users prefer KDE anyway, this makes rather good sense.

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