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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Desktop Choice
by kenji on Tue 4th Aug 2009 21:21 UTC
kenji
Member since:
2009-04-08

I really don't see where the issue lies, other than simple fanboyism.

Take a look at the 'desktop selection' screen from openSUSE DVD install:

http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local#Step_5:_Desktop_selection

I don't think that it clearly 'defaults' to GNOME. Just because GNOME is the first listed, does not mean 'default'. Where are the XFCE nuts screaming about how XFCE is not the default? Simple, XFCE fans are not as narrow minded as KDE fans.

I'm tired of repeating myself but, choice is good and choice is the foundation of the linux community. I don't understand why KDE nuts want to squash out GNOME and rid the Earth of it. Some people actually do like GNOME. Get used to it.

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RE: Desktop Choice
by orestes on Tue 4th Aug 2009 21:35 in reply to "Desktop Choice"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Indeed. Even as far as live cd images go there's a choice of which environment you want to download and openSUSE still has a reputation of being one of the better polished KDE distros out there so I'm really not seeing where KDE is getting shirked at all.

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