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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Where is Lumbergh?
by sonic1001 on Sat 5th Nov 2005 18:27 UTC
sonic1001
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2005-07-18

He has been saying this would happen for the last 2 years and no one belived him. Everyone owes him an apology for calling him a troll. Gnome *is* the standard Linux desktop as far as commerical entities are concerned.

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Lumbergh, is that you?
by japail on Sat 5th Nov 2005 19:04 in reply to "Where is Lumbergh?"
japail Member since:
2005-06-30

No one owes Lumbergh an apology for calling him a troll. That's about as absurd as suggesting the same of Dvorak, because Apple eventually switched to Intel CPUs. It ignores the nature and quantity of poor content in the interim.

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RE: Where is Lumbergh?
by Lumbergh on Sat 5th Nov 2005 21:10 in reply to "Where is Lumbergh?"
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2005-06-29

I'm right here. No one owes me an apology. For the record, I use KDE on linux these days with the gtk-qt engine and consider it a superior desktop and far superior framework for programmers (that's just my opinion). But I think it was inevitable that the Qt license would come back to haunt KDE eventually. It's a shame that someone didn't buy out Trolltech years and years ago and liberalize the license.

But this really doesn't change anything as far the linux desktop market is concerned. Although the previous story was pretty much BS, I don't think there's much doubt that Novell will tighten the belt and focus on where they can make money, and that's the server market. Linux continues to be pretty much a server-side phenomena and I don't think the major players focusing on Gnome now is going to change that.

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RE[2]: Where is Lumbergh?
by Celerate on Sun 6th Nov 2005 04:39 in reply to "RE: Where is Lumbergh?"
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2005-06-29

I agree on the Qt license, it costs more than the computer it's used on and someone should change that.

What makes me sad is that I can't write apps that truly fit into KDE without using Qt (which I do not any more). I would really like to have an alternative toolkit which is still portable across Windows, Linux & Mac OS and yet themes perfectly with KDE and matches the button order. Even if the new toolkit weren't free or libre that wouldn't matter to me any more, what would matter is good documentation, good design and a reasonable price.

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