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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"If so, I can continue using SuSE, which is currently my favorite distribution.

You require KDE to be the default or you can't use it? "

I think much along the same lines as the person you were replying to. I personally don't need KDE to be the default desktop environment, but I do need it to work well and be properly maintained otherwise I go to another distribution. When there isn't a distribution out there that can put a good KDE desktop together any more then I have no more use for Linux any more as KDE and it's applications are THE reason I like Linux.

It's sad but true that the default desktop for a distribution is also the only one to be well maintained, the other more or less gets neglected to the point where it becomes unpleasant to use. Gnome users should know this to be true as it used to be Gnome that was widely neglected, now it's becomming KDE as Linux distributors turn more towards commercial customers. It's not a balanced playground, Gnome is now the default on far more significant distributions than KDE despite KDE having more users, this trend deeply concerns me.

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