Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:25 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE On August 4 we discussed the possibility of openSUSE defaulting to KDE during the installation routine. This was raised as a feature request within the openSUSE community, and quickly gained the favour of many, become the most popular request. The openSUSE board and variousother leader within the project have discussed the issue, and have decided that yes, from now on, openSUSE will default to KDE during the installation process.
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Goo decision
by fretinator on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:43 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Even though I primarily use Gnome (Ubuntu and Redhat Enterprise Desktop), I like the idea of there being a major distro with KDE as the default desktop. I do think Kubuntu doesn't get the "love" it deserves. Previously I had used SUSE (when KDE was the default), and I always chose Gnome and I never had any problems. Gnome was definitely a first-class citizen. I believe the same is true with Mandriva - KDE was the default (I don't know if it still is), but Gnome was equally supported - from my perspective at least.

[EDIT] tried to change the Title - oh well, maybe the decision is gooey as well as good!

Edited 2009-08-20 17:44 UTC

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RE: Goo decision
by Calipso on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:46 in reply to "Goo decision"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

Mandriva still uses KDE as default and it's superb.

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RE[2]: Goo decision
by slougi on Thu 20th Aug 2009 21:50 in reply to "RE: Goo decision"
slougi Member since:
2006-08-16

Unfortunately Mandriva is not a major distro anymore in some senses. It just doesn't have the mind share that Mandrake had back in the day, and I get the impression that few developers run it as their primary distro.

Edited 2009-08-20 21:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Goo decision
by John Blink on Fri 21st Aug 2009 02:44 in reply to "RE: Goo decision"
John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

I just recently tried 2009 version. I am not a KDE expert, but KDE4 felt more like KDE3.

People who use KDE 100% will probablt differ on my opinion as they actually do know better ;)

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