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Re: Article: SuSE uproar, laws-that-backfire

  • Subject: Re: Article: SuSE uproar, laws-that-backfire
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 13:08:29 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.hacker
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Lissi] on Wednesday 09 November 2005 22:33 \__

> One of SuSE's founders, Hubert Mantel, is leaving Novell, Heise reports
> today. Apparently the reasons for that aren't known. There are
> speculations whether there is a relation between Mantel's decision and
> the fact that Novell will drop KDE as desktop in favour of Gnome.
> German links:
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/65808
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/65963
> /*
> I'm curious whether we'll see a ESuS distro ;) That would be nice,
> because I don't like what Novell is doing to SuSE and if I had to chose
> a different GUI, it wouldn't be Gnome, but KDE.
> */

I was disappointed to have heard that at first. I use GNOME at work, but it
lacks so much of the goodness KDE has had for years. GNOME will be made the
default window manager if I recall correctly. Yet, you can choose to stick
with KDE. I know I would. It might be less reliable in future releases of
SuSE nontheless. That appears to be the case when GNOME-based distribution
are 'strapped' with KDE.

Speaking of choice, Ubuntu can have KDE installed using Synaptic (the package
management tool), so even without Kubunutu, choice prevails, which is great.


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