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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
will.
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
desktop.
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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