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Re: [opensuse] KDE IS NOT GONE! Was Re: [opensuse] STANDARDISING ON *GNOME*!!! hOW *COULD* YOU.....!!!!
  • From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 23:35:56 -0500
  • Message-id: <200511112335.56441.fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 09 November 2005 7:13 pm, Peter Vollebregt wrote:

[snip]

> This line sums up completely what i was afraid for when SuSE became
> Novell. An American company that does not build on its strongholds like
> KDE and a reliable Pro Distribution. But instead it becomes just like
> that other American company (redhat). But becoming like the competition
> does not help you win wars. What will win desktop customers are a good
> desktop system, being able to listen to mp3's out of the box and having
> a USB system (automount) that works without any problems. Customers
> using servers are not interested in GUI's.

Don't forget wireless!

> About KDE. Companies do not invest in second choices when they are in
> problems. And Customers will want the desktop to be like the
> professional system. KDE will go the way of the dodo. And i feel
> abandoned - probably on my way to find another home.

I hope NOT to have to either!!! But, I also know that KDE 4.0 IS going to have
MAJOR performance and other improvements over the current release. It WOULD
be financial suicide for Novell not to ship with KDE as the "primary"
desktop, IMHO.

Fred

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Paid purchaser of ALL SuSE Linux releases since 6.x

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