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Re: [opensuse-project] Decision made - openFATE feature 306967, KDE default
  • From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 22:30:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <e29967880908251330i61c275b5r9cc5ff2cd8f8705e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Franckly all this fuss and stuff is becoming a bit heavy right now.
A question was raised, a decison taken, proofs given that it is not against no
one and will not harm nor hurt anyone (is a distro a lethal weapon ?) , plus
all DE are still available, other distros are gnome default why would it be so
strange or unusual or damaging when it is said that the vast majority of users
are using such a DE to say it's default  --but can be changed anytime-- (??)
Please Help me to understand or move on, thanks ;)

I don't think you'll ever get a clear answer on this one. A very
small group of people on _each_ side seem to be of the belief that
their DE is the ONLY DE, and there is no other choice. Their feelings
on this border on religious fanaticism. They cannot see past their
DE... and seem to think that anyone who selects the other (whether it
be Gnome, KDE, or whatever) is out of their mind/stupid/fill in your
favorite term here.

No matter the decision, one group will feel slighted and angry. If
Gnome had been selected, an equal number of squeaky wheels would be
moaning the death of KDE instead of Gnome.

What these people seem to miss while wearing their DE blinders is that
it's just an installation default... not a statement or removal of the
other DE. They seem to think that by selecting what they perceive to
be the wrong DE, openSUSE is dead. This same stomping about and
moaning would be happening if Gnome had been selected.. just by a
different set of people.

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