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[5]: It's not about the desktop
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's not about the desktop"

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And what makes you think that TrollTech and KDE couln't be demanded for Microsoft? MS have the patent for many litle thinks that everyone use including TrollTech and KDE

Right now, there are no known patents violation in Qt/KDE. If you know something we don't know, tell us.
Meanwhile, Mono is CLEARLY violating specific patents (ASP.NET, ADO.NET and Windows.Forms as written on the Mono website). There's a difference.

Novell can defend it self with its own patents.

Microsoft can decide to sue Novell AND the companies using Mono for their projects. I bet noone wants to deal with Microsoft lawyers. At least, noone with a sane mind.

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