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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At least someone had this stuff in perspective. Personally I don't really care which outfit comes out on top in the Great Linux Desktop War. I just want an elegant, well-designed desktop that works. And if one doesn't arrive in the next couple of years, I guess I'll lose faith in Linux and move on, or back, to Apple. This endless ya-boo-sucks, yabber-dabber ding-dong between KDE and Gnome has gone on for years and it's poison. As the main said, What's wrong with these people? Why can't they just get along?

All this implies that Novell have a plan and know what they are doing, of course. I wouldn't place too much faith in that looking at events in Novell over the past year.

Anyway, I've copped out for now and use Xfce. Ok, there are no icons. But considering the terrible standards of design in evidence both on Gnome and on KDE, I count that a blessing. All this arguing and they can't even sort out a professional designer or two. As for fonts, we won't even start on those.

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