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Re: [opensuse-project] openFATE feature 306967, KDE default
  • From: Boyd Lynn Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:23:31 -0600
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.0907311012010.21709@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 31 Jul 2009, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
To me a switch to KDE default looks like putting GNOME one row to the back.
Can we find a better solution than we currently have without giving out this
message? Or is this no great alternative?

I'm just brainstorming loud below, perhaps somebody else gets a great idea:
For example, we can also change the wording on the desktop selection dialog.
* Saying "openSUSE strives to have the best GNOME and KDE desktops" doesn't
sound helpful.
* We say right now "As desktop selection is a matter of taste, we do not give
a recommendation.". What about "Desktop selection is a matter of taste - and
GNOME and KDE are both first-class desktops in openSUSE. Right now two thirds
of our users prefer KDE and a quarter GNOME"?

OpenSUSE provides two polished first-class desktops. Desktop selection is a matter of taste, so try them and decided what your prefer.

This is the text I like. Also, I think having KDE first would show the current user preference. This then could be modified based on the project download statistics for each release. Having the most download or registerd ... being the choice for what is listed first. This way we are not making so much of a political statement as showing the facts about the distribution. I am really getting tired of the often KDE vrs GNOME debate. I am in the KDE camp and hated the way Novell forced GNOME on SLE...

I choose SUSE many because of the KDE focus originally. I hate this but maybe for the next-next crowd, if the user just clicks next it choosed the first choice, but with a message that this is being done and that one really should try the various desktops and make a choice on what they prefer.

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