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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Strategy Discussion: #1 KDE distribution
  • From: Gerald Pfeifer <gp@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:33:08 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1008110025050.19575@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 10 Aug 2010, Graham Lauder wrote:
/However, given the size of modern harddrives I see no reason why KDE,
Gnome, XFCE, icewm and Window Maker can't all be installed if the
install script detects an HD over say 160 GB.

Well, it does increase the amount of updates and bandwidth is not
necessarily for free, and even if it is, updates cost time and
inconvenience.

Also, this means that a lot more applications will appear in the
various menus and dialogs and choice is _not_ always good, especially
when it's about usability or non-expert users.

Additionally common proprietary codecs and drivers should be on the DVD
or at first launch a script should launch asking the user if they want
Video and Audio codecs installed so they can play their windows media
files.

Note that unless there is an openSUSE.com incorporated on some island in
the Carribean or the Channel that takes over the entire infrastructure
and distribution some of these things will be hard to implement and/or
prohibitively expensive.

Gerald
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Dr. Gerald Pfeifer <gp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Director Product Management, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, Appliances
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