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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kenji
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2009-04-08

openSUSE != SLED.

No, they are quite similar. Not equal, but very much related.

"Personally, I think the openSUSE community should take all this a few steps further: ditch GNOME altogether. Forget about it. Stop wasting resources by trying to cover both desktop environments, and go 100% strictly KDE4, and build the best possible KDE experience in the distribution realm today."

Linux is about choice and removing the choice of desktop environments in openSUSE is just crazy. openSUSE may have more KDE users but I bet SLED is around 100% GNOME on desktop/workstation installs.

Actually openSUSE is already wasting developer time supporting KDE becasue Novell already has GNOME devs that do the work. Of course that statement is illogical, as was the one qouted above. Sometimes you have to fight bad logic with bad logic.

Also, Mandriva is considered by some to be the BEST KDE experience in all of linux land AND they manage to support GNOME very well.

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