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Re: [opensuse] KDE for SLED?
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On 2014-11-07 15:58, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:
El 07/11/14 a las 10:04, Carlos E. R. escribió:

Curious. I understood that it was offered previously. What about,
say, XFCE?


Well, SLED is a GNOME based enterprise desktop, XFCE is probably
also not supported..remember that every single component you add to
an enterprise distribution requires support and R&D time for a
*very* long time even if minimal changes are made (expensive and
time consuming JFYI)

Well, xfce is simple, low weight, and is based on gtk, so most of the
libraries are already installed. IF sled has gnome 3, xfce is a
maintained alternative that feels like gnome 2 for those wanting it.

Gnome 3 requires heavy graphics with proprietary drivers, xfce
doesn't. Haven't you seen that "Oh no! Something went wrong" message
from gnome? You need something else in order to be able to login and
repair, if possible. If not xfce they will have to have something very
simple for emergencies.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)
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