Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2005 19:03 UTC
Novell and Ximian Heise.de reports (English translation) that after talking with its customers, Novell decided that both KDE and GNOME will be equally supported in all its products, even though GNOME will be the default for the enterprise/server line. Opensuse instead will feature KDE (English translation) as the primary desktop. Both will be however developed further in the future.
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Waste of resources ...
by kwanbis on Thu 10th Nov 2005 20:41 UTC
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2005-07-06

isn't it a waste of resources for companies to have to maintain/support two guis?

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RE: Waste of resources ...
by renox on Thu 10th Nov 2005 20:53 in reply to "Waste of resources ..."
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2005-07-06

It probably is, but I think that Novell didn't really understand Linux's desktop when they invested at the same time on SuSE a KDE's distribution and on Ximian!

*Sigh*, those guy in these luxurious office don't tend to understand those "little technical details" .. except when their customers tell them! ROFL.

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RE: Waste of resources ...
by dagw on Thu 10th Nov 2005 21:19 in reply to "Waste of resources ..."
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2005-07-06

That depends on how many customers they'd lose by dropping KDE. If the loss of revenue of dropping KDE is greater than the cost of supporting KDE then it isn't a waste of resources.

And anyway one could hope that most of their work could/should be desktop agnostic meaning that if they're smart the underlying technology they develop should be easily applicable on both desktops with the minimal amount of work.

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