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Re: [SLE] 9.1 Personal and lack of Gnome
  • From: Vinay Ramnath <v.ramnath@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 14:17:53 +0200
  • Message-id: <40B72DF1.1050407@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Nice long thread, let's contribute.

Brooks wrote:

I did look. From what I saw, nothing lead me to believe that I would ONLY be getting KDE. The SuSE website is not clear about that and leaves you to infer it at best. Why did I not scrutinize the website harder? What reason would I have to do that? 9.0 (home version) came packaged with more than KDE while giving a great description of KDE and little more. If 9.0 came that way, why would I have reason to suspect 9.1 would be any different?? If the website had been more clear, I would have ordered 9.1 Professional Upgrade. It's that simple.

Ok, you know from now on, check the package descriptions on the website. It says exactly what is included. Whatever is not in the list, is not included.

I don't really think it is a choice for KDE because it would be superior. I just think SuSE wanted to keep the price down. It is cheaper than the previous personal version, right? To keep the price down, it would best fit on one cd-rom (it used to be three cd's, right?). Then, on that limited space, you can either put a number of incomplete desktop packages or just choose for one and put the complete version on the cd. I think that is a good choice.

Indeed, it comes with the "live cd", but I think that is nice. If you are really enthousiastic, you can borrow it to family and friends to check it out.

I am not advocating KDE. In fact, I use Windowmaker, but I am no ex-MS-Windows user anyway. I switched straight from MS-Dos 5.0 to CLOS three years ago. No problem, I can easily obtain Windowmaker from it's website, can't you do that with Gnome?

Good luck,
Vinay


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