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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If this is true....they should fix their menus.
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 21:11 UTC

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Then please for the love of god, I wish Novell would FIX their Gnome set up so that the menus are STANDARD. The Menu should be Applications -> Internet -> Firefox. Not how it is now, with Applications -> Internet -> Web Browsers -> Firefox. You should have to go down that far in a menu tree. Mandriva does the same thing, and it's irritating. I prefer Ubunut/Debian/Fedora, they do it right. KDE based distros, when they do have Gnome, usually screw up the menu structure.

One of the main reasons I think that a Linux desktop is easier to use, especially for new computer users, is the menu structure is so much more simpler.

If you just use a default Gnome install, using Epiphany instead of Firefox, it's even easier with the menu entry just saying "Web Browser". Simplistic and fantastic.

I don't really care much if Suse switches to Gnome or not, since I use Debian, but if they do, they should at least fix their menu layout so that it matches other distributions. There really shouldn't be different menu layouts per distribution anyhow!

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