Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Nov 2005 17:51 UTC, submitted by AdriAn Avila
Novell and Ximian Rumors circulating that Novell is going to kill off its popular Linux desktop lines are completely false. [However,] Novell is making one large strategic change. The GNOME interface is going to become the default interface on both the SLES and Novell Linux Desktop line. KDE libraries will be supplied on both, but the bulk of Novell's interface moving forward will be on GNOME. "The entire KDE graphical interface and product family will continue to be supported and delivered on OpenSuSE."
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It's Good To Hear....
by Pelly on Sat 5th Nov 2005 18:24 UTC
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That SuSE will be around. As many other do, I happen to enjoy SuSE quite a bit.

As far as GNOME being the new standard, it appears that many are using GNOME as a standard.

As for which is actually better, KDE or GNOME, it really doesn't matter. With GNOME being used as a standard, this means that it will get better & improve faster.

And that's VERY good news.

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RE: It's Good To Hear....
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 20:31 in reply to "It's Good To Hear...."
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> As for which is actually better, KDE or GNOME, it
> really doesn't matter. With GNOME being used as a
> standard, this means that it will get better & improve
> faster.

This is not necessarily true. GNOME could have been improved and made better (much faster) in the past years. I happen know a lot of people (including me) who spent days and nights by contributing to GNOME, willing to sent in patches and other stuff, like writing feedback with constructive stuff etc.

The problem is that GNOME is a quite closed group of people and the real life problems like dealing with jealous people, killing off enemy projects etc. is coming with it. Even if GNOME standardize, it still doesn't mean that it improves better or gets better fixed. I think that GNOME has a lot of internal problems to solve first. GNOME don't want any exernal contributors, only those who fix the leftovers that no one wants to work on.

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RE[2]: It's Good To Hear....
by Pelly on Mon 7th Nov 2005 15:15 in reply to "RE: It's Good To Hear...."
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2005-07-07

What you regarding the internal problems within the GNOME Project could very well be true. I believe we've all seen out of control egos and the 'elitest' attitudes that can lead to a lot of strife & internal problems.

My reason for feeling the way I do is that with GNOME being used more & more it's becoming somewhat of the 'defacto' standardized Window Manager/GUI. This is a good thing.

Standardization & adoption of GNOME would (hopefully) usher in more money, support and talent to help advance it.

With the additional exposure and useage of GNOME, the developers and project folks would be in the spotlight more than they are now. Additional publicity for any project is that sometimes the doors open up and some of the personality issues will calm down (by moving on or getting it together).

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