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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why Gnome (Ximianized) has won
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 10:57 UTC

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Ok guys take a look at this kde app

and now the Gnome (Ximianized) app

Why Novell choosen Gnome ?
now you know why ;)

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RE: why Gnome (Ximianized) has won
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 11:34 in reply to "why Gnome (Ximianized) has won"
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Because KDE design sucks, too many colors, unpolished made by people without art skills ;)

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Before complaining about KDE, yet I haven't found a good full complete theme for GNOME. All the artwork found on as well as are unpleasing to look at, the icons are looking bad, wallpapers look bad and you don't find anything matching.

For KDE I primarily go with the fefault plastik setup and nuvola icons. This setup feels like its made and waiting specially for being used inside KDE.

Besides that a MONO application can not be considered a GNOME application. MONO only happen to have provided GTK# bindings so their default interface uses GTK+ but thats almost all. MONO still isn't a requirement nor part of GNOME and you will see hell freeze the day MONO gets part of GNOME, we will see another topic on OSN saying that MONO is part of GNOME and you see a comment section that passes the 250 comments barrier because of this (which in effect means another at least 200 users more for KDE).

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Why gnome sucks more: Too many totally lame lusers - most without any brains, apparently.

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"Because KDE design sucks, too many colors, unpolished made by people without art skills ;) "

You sound very intelligent! You must be one of those JoeSixpacks that Gnome tries very hard to attract with their dumb-down DE. I don't ever want to see people with your intellect using KDE because then I would have to look for another DE to use.

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Felix Member since:

I know it's a matter of taste where you cannot wrangle about but I think quite the opposite:

I don't know anyone who likes the standard Gnome stock icons. They look very outdated, unsharp, too complex - see the stripes at the help icons which are and some childish - see GConf editor icon - in my point of view.

The new Tango icons look better but still do not have the quality like Crystal or Nuvola icons. The perspectives are not correct - see the battery icon - nor are the colors consistent - see log out button and new contact etc. The log out button for example was completely taken from the old Gnome stock icons and is very outdated and not very friendly to look at: if I log out i don't want to step in a dark room...

Show the KDE icons and the Gnome icons to some professional designers and I'm sure most of them will say that the KDE icons are more professional than the Gnome icons.

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And your point is? Some UI stuff for you. What exactly does "reveal" mean? I suspect that it means "show file information" or something similar, but it's not very clear. "Refine" - Again, not a word I'd use. "Find now". You don't really need to use the word 'now' in all honesty. By clicking on the 'find' button, you're expecting it to start searching as soon as you click on it! UI isn't just about how the windows look, how you interact with the windows visually, clutter/unclutter, etc, etc. Using the right label idenfication, etc, is also very important. I almost get the impression that the various labels in this example were originally designed for a non English language, and then very badly translated into English.


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RE: why Gnome (Ximianized) has won
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 12:24 in reply to "why Gnome (Ximianized) has won"
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Ah, nice troll.
So you think comparing a KDE app with an interface that even the developers admit is terrible and that they are working on fixing in the next version, with the mockup of a new frontend for beagle, that doesn't exist yet apart from a development version in cvs is a great idea?


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