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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looks like the decision to chop the complete retail suse desktop product line is meant to push the worldwide novell organization into a redhat-like server-only subscription-based business

standardize on gnome?

yes, as the GUI terminal used by admins for maintaining there servers!

but novell is going to loose lots of existing customers with this strategy, and win only few new ones.

o well. novell management are not famous for continuing a well running business. they proofed themselves on unix, dr-dos, wordperfect and netware already.

kde they will not kill. kde can happily switch to kubuntu. gnome is in danger to go the way to hell where previous novell products are waiting for it!

if i were a gnome type, i wouldnt rejoice so much!

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Uh, no GNOME user is rejoicing. They already use GNOME. What the hell does it matter that Novell is standardising on GNOME?

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