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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RE: One desktop goal
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 19:13 UTC in reply to "One desktop goal"

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It would of been nice for Novell to post an online poll for their customers to see what desktop they would prefer.

They alread did, I remember reading an interview with a Suse spokeperson and he said that the vast majority of their customers wanted KDE.
Novell's move seems really dumb to me. They have thousands of paying customers. Imagine when they'll come in and say "we're sorry, but you have to train again all your employees because from now on we only support Gnome". What do you think these companies do? Switch to Gnome to please Novell or look for another supplier?
This is so dumb that I can't think it's true. Gnomedesktop.org posted an announcemnt like this, but after a while it got removed. Maybe they know something we don't (yet)?

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RE[2]: One desktop goal
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 03:27 in reply to "RE: One desktop goal"
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i have reading this interview too... surely this customer will switch on another linux kde distribution... surely mandriva...

i will do the switch

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