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[2]: KDE vs. GNOME
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 05:48 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE vs. GNOME"

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What you call simplicity, I call it dumb-down. If you want to dumb-down linux DE just to attract more JoeSixpacks, then linux DE would just be heading in the wrong direction. Part of the appeal of linux DE, KDE in particular, is the ability to change/customize settings to suit my need and how I use my computer. For those who do not want to change/customize settings, they can just leave everything default. It is simple as that. There is no need to dumb-down KDE. Leave Gnome and Windows GUI to JoeSixpack and those who like dumb-down DE. I seriously doubt that taking away choices form users would make them more productive. If people spend too much time worry about having too many buttons, then they probably not very productive to begin with.

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