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[4]: paying
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: paying"

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> $3300 is for ONE platform and ONE developer

I don't understand how this is related to KDE ? Does it make KDE technically any worse ? Does it prevent you from using KDE and get your job done ? In what particular ways does it affect or cause damage to your money bag ? The majority of people are simply users who want to use KDE. KDE as desktop is fully GPL (the one and only GPL).

I think the people shouldn't be fooled by the license bullshit that people keep spreading for years, people should finally open their eyes and use the desktop that simply works.

You can defend GNOME as much you want (I did so too for years) but I realized that it doesn't help. It doesn't help you, and it doesn't help GNOME in general. You only accept the misery GNOME as it is now as being a good desktop. With your attitude you stop GNOME from getting serious progress because everyone believes things are right as they are. I think all the 'yay' sayers for GNOME prevents GNOME from getting fixed - correctly.

The KDE IRC channel has over 240 people at the moment, which only explains the big acceptance. KDE wins every desktop poll every years since it exists. KDE offers a lot of powerful productive tools. License besides - KDE works.

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RE[5]: paying
by sonic1001 on Sat 5th Nov 2005 20:46 in reply to "RE[4]: paying"
sonic1001 Member since:
2005-07-18

Ali we all know that you are troll. I'm not going to waste time with you.

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RE[5]: paying
by dsmogor on Sat 5th Nov 2005 22:47 in reply to "RE[4]: paying"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

QT licencing doesn't have anything with KDE per se but it limits its attractiveness as a third party developers platform and that's wkat SUSE cares about. Also the fact that Redhat pushes GNOME and if not defacto platform for linux ISV's has something to it. I will be much easier to thighly integrate their Redhat products into Suse desktop and thus lower entry barrier to supporting Suse as well.

Sure, you could run Gnome apps on KDE but there are still performance and integration issues in this approach.

Nevertheless that's sad as KDE really seems much cleaner and powerfull framework by now and if plasma guys deliver it could also take the lead on usability front.

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RE[6]: paying
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 22:53 in reply to "RE[5]: paying"
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> KDE per se but it limits its attractiveness as a third
> party developers platform and that's wkat SUSE cares
> about.

That's not entirely correct. SUSE was a KDE centric distro since day one of KDE's existence and they still keep pumping money into the project. They hired a few KDE developers and they still work on it (as internal circles say even after these few articles). If SUSE had cared about the things you mentioned then they would have left the KDE desktop environment years ago. But KDE is one of they key selling thing that made SUSE so popular or how can you explain SUSE have such a big and great name even across the sea in USA ? It's not just their server support but also their great distribution that made many users happy. Even in our school they sell SUSE mainly because of KDE. KDE is one of the key elements they teach here in every Linux courses (which costs a shitload of money by the way).

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