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Re: [SLE] SuSE interview Greg Mancusi-Ungaro
  • From: Andy Goss <aegoss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 12:28:12 +1000
  • Message-id: <1147400892.3421.30.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 21:43 -0400, Bryan S. Tyson wrote:
> On Thursday 11 May 2006 06:49 pm, Peter Nikolic wrote:
> > I have not had chance to read the article yet but in the long run if
> > SuSe/Novell drop KDE then a lot of people will drop SuSe the question then
> > becomes the loosers us cus we dumped SuSe of them cus they lost us as
> > customers and then do they even care .
> We won't be the losers, because what are we really losing when we lose a
> Gnome-centric distro?
> As far as SuSE losing customers, I don't think they care much about losing
> individual home desktop users. The business market is what really counts for
> making money. What amazes me is that business customers tolerate Gnome year
> after year. Think of all the Red Hat desktops out there in business for
> example, presumably running Gnome.
> > If they are going to become totaly Gnomecentric then i am on my bike that
> > instant to and KDEcentric distro as Gnome suks very badly..
> I doubt they will ever be totally Gnomecentric to the point of excluding KDE.
> However, I do predict KDE will be the neglected stepchild while Gnome gets
> all the attention and promotion.
> Bryan
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For the desktop user - email, browser, office stuff, GNOME works fine -
both my son and daughter are quite happy with it (Ubuntu). I run under
KDE, which suits my needs in a way GNOME does not now and probably never
Novell should realise that corporate purchasing decisions are based on
the opinions and gut feelings of a very few people. They cannot afford
to alienate KDE users, as the critical opinion formers are more likely
to run KDE themselves, even if they recommend GNOME as the corporate
I hope that Novell have learned from their past mistakes, and have
developed a rational, inclusive, and above all long-term strategy.
Otherwise we may find ourselves running Oracle SUSE.

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