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: This is not only a bad day for KDE
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 22:19 UTC

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This is not only a bad day for KDE, it is also a bad day for GNOME. Now the two major Linux companies (RedHat and Novell) have abandoned their home user desktop distributions. [...] This is bad because obviously these companies will also not put resources into projects that are only useful for home users. And most corporate desktop and server software is not really that useful for the average home user.

I would actually question the fact that the distributors did invest significantly in home user centric development in the past. My impression is that most home user demand not covered by those "enterprise distributions" is multimedia, and the development has not been significantly sponsored by distributors anyway.

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