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: Good news
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 22:02 UTC in reply to "Good news"

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> This will make Gnome users become productive faster

I didn't made that experience. Actually I had a lot of problems using GNOME specially all the basic features don't really work. Printing, Mailing, Crashing, Weak apps and so on. I always have to seek for KDE alternatives to get my work done.

> Lessened costs is one of the thing Novell, and other
> commercial Linux distros tries to offer their
> customers.

That's whyt many companies aquiring licenses and support from Trolltech to get their software ported and working. They don't need to waste hours of manpower to google for GTK+ solutions, they simply call up Trolltech and continue doing their work. Even the OOP approach of QT allows rapid application development.

> So from a business point of view this makes sense.

Exactly! It makes a lot of sense as we can see on Trolltechs portfolio they have a lot of really known companies who use their work. It speaks lectures.

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