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: kde seems nicer
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 18:50 UTC in reply to "kde seems nicer"

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I often encounter the idea that FOSS "fails" because of effort duplication ("Why don't "they" just do one good Desktop/Distribution/etc ?" type of saying), especially from newcomers and outsiders. I think this is totally missing the point.

Some people tends to consider the FOSS community as some monolithic company who would be developping two (or more) competing softwares for the same field, thus failing to complete any of them. But in the FOSS community, you have little chance to see someone working on a project he doesn't believe in. FOSS developpers do write software for fun and this allows them to make decisions based on personnal point of views (and hopefully technical ones) rather then commercial considerations. Freedom it is. So there is no point in creating lots of code if it's not Good or if the engeneering is poor. There's of course much more to say as to why FOSS is a pleasant place to be as a developper but about the question of effort duplication i really can't settle anywhere else than "it's all for the best".

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