Re: [SLE] Gnome disappointment
From: Allen (gorebofh_at_comcast.net)
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 13:08:39 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 11:07:49AM +0200, Silviu Marin-Caea wrote:
> Andre Truter wrote:
> > If Novell/SUSE announce that NLD 10 or SLES 10 will not include KDE
> > and only have GNOME, then I would say: Okay, maybe time to panic.
> > If they anounce that SUSE Linux will not include KDE anymore, then I
> > would say : PANIC!
> > And if the OpenSUSE project announce that KDE will not be supported
> > anymore then I would say: Did the KDE project die or something?
> A lot of KDE developers are paid by SUSE. How is money made: by selling
> Enterprise products; certainly not by putting OpenSUSE out for freebeer
> download. If KDE slips out of focus at SUSE's it can't be good for
> those KDE developers that have to eat, can it?
Lots of Open Source projects aren't on the SUSE payroll, they get by.
> If KDE remains default in OpenSUSE, but Gnome is default for Enterprise,
> is not really a good thing. People want the same thing at home and at
> work. Think Windows XP, home, server, it's all the same.
Actually Windows Server 2003 looks like.... A polished Windows 2000. XP
looks nothing like it. Again, you're the one saying BY DEFAULT ;)
> How long until another "cost cutting" wave comes at Novell and sees KDE
> as a waste of money? It will be much easier to see it that way, if the
> Enterprise products have come to not depend on it.
> The power of DEFAULT is immense. The DEFAULT reigns supreme.
> Gnome is brown. Windows Vista isn't, it looks good. Which would you
> show to Windows people (that just use the default) that are taking a
> look at Linux for the first time? The brown thing or the good looking KDE?
Enlightenemnt. The water wave look on the bottom making it looks like you
have a pond on your desktop, the cool sound effects, and of course Eterm
which I miss immensly. Not to mention the themes for Eterm make it look
like it's stright out of Star Wars.
THAT is what I show my Windows using people. And they are blown away every
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