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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RE: Somewhat odd ?
by vivainio on Thu 20th Aug 2009 18:20 UTC in reply to "Somewhat odd ?"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

While I certainly welcome the change it somewhat caught me by surprise. I mean, OpenSuse, a Novell distro 'switches' to KDE while they have Miguel de Icaza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_de_Icaza) employed.

Does anybody have any thoughts on that ?


All they did now was change the default on a radio button.

It's a good start, but not earth shattering news. For that, we'd have to see them pushing KDE on their "enterprise" distros.

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RE[2]: Somewhat odd ?
by sbergman27 on Fri 21st Aug 2009 02:54 in reply to "RE: Somewhat odd ?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

All they did now was change the default on a radio button.

Perhaps they should take their cue from Microsoft's browser ballot plan. If the user selects Gnome then Gnome is installed. If the user selects KDE then Gnome and KDE are installed. KDE comes up by default, but there are icons on the desktop and in the panel to switch to Gnome.

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