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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Wrong Battle
by makkus on Tue 4th Aug 2009 16:20 UTC
makkus
Member since:
2006-01-11

I think you're looking (and choosing) the wrong battle. It isn't anymore between KDE and Gnome, it is between Moblin and whatever Nokia will make based on QT.
The strange thing is that this will not hurt Gnome one bit, they already moved on creating more and more the services a Desktop needs to perform and less on the front-end, GTK+ and now also Clutter and QT based. Sure GTK 3.0 will be important for Gnome but not to much.

As matter of fact I wouldn't cry victory if I were you when Gnome disappeared, you soon would be whining about Moblin and/or Maemo. The desktop is becoming a different beast on Linux, less driven by what Windows does and I for one welcome the new paradigma, because it is modular, just as a *nix should be.

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RE: Wrong Battle
by anda_skoa on Tue 4th Aug 2009 16:58 in reply to "Wrong Battle"
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

I think you're looking (and choosing) the wrong battle. It isn't anymore between KDE and Gnome, it is between Moblin and whatever Nokia will make based on QT.

They call it Maemo Harmattan.

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