Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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RE[5]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by segedunum on Sun 20th Nov 2005 16:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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2005-07-06

These are the people that will have problem using KDE. They are not likely to fill out any polls on a Linux site.

Since those users are not likely to be using either KDE or Gnome that's a mute point.

Many people even get surprised when you tell them that their PC hardware and windows are separate parts. To these users KDE is not a good fit.

Errr, and Gnome's a better fit?!

So, the data in your polls could probably give you some weak indication that geeks prefer KDE, but not much more than that. This is no surprise. KDE fits very well into Unix culture, where everything is possible for the Unix wizzard.

Since the vast majority of Unix workstations out there are being replaced by Linux ones, where a market actually exists, I'd say that's a pretty accurate reflection.

To Novell and Red Hat this group of users will not bring in much money. They don't target Linux users, they target windows users as there are so many more of them.

Novell has no desktop business that's bringing in anything and Red Hat is not targetting anyone - they definitely don't have a desktop business.

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