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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> What is the last time you checked the company
> address of Opera and Trolltech?

Uhm... Does it matter? And if so, why? First of all, both companies' headquarters are in Europe. And I said most commercial Linux _applications_ come from outside the US, which is quite easy to see.

> You attempts to argue about the widespreadness, but
> how widespread worldwide is e.g. Hancom Office
> (which is a CJK office suit, not just Chinese, by
> the way).

I wrote about widespread use of Linux as an desktop OS, not about the widepread use of the applications. It doesn't really matter how widespread Hancom Office is. If I want to develop a desktop application for Linux (even if portability doesn't matter), I would try to use a toolkit that feels native on _my_ desktop, especially if there are only two choices anyway - with similar market share. And I need to correct myself, Hancom is a Korean company...

> Acrobat Reader (last version 3.x) was actually a
> Motif application. Adobe Reader has not been so
> long out, and I am wondering who declared it to a
> "GTK reference application" (which would be GIMP as
> in "GIMP Toolkit").

The last Acroread using Motif was 5.0, not 3.x. And it's the only real closed source desktop GTK2 application, that makes it sort of a reference application. Since we're talking about commercial closed source applications, GIMP doesn't matter.

> And you clearly attempts to discredit products like
> VMware. It does not matter whether they could use
> something else - this is true for a lot of products.
> But they chose it, whether it is VMware or Skype.

You didn't get the point. The user interface doesn't matter at all for VMWare. Because you don't _work_ with VMWare's interface, you set it up, start the VM, and that's it. It doesn't matter if the interface/ toolkit is buggy as hell, slow, un-intuitive or butt-ugly. For a desktop app like Skype the toolkit matters (integration, look, speed, memory footprint).

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