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Re: [opensuse] Making KDE the default desktop once again
  • From: Dan Goodman <dan.goodman@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:41:35 -0400
  • Message-id: <4A6F465F.3040809@xxxxxxxx>
Graham Anderson wrote:

The majority of the openSUSE user base uses KDE, this is not in dispute. Would
it not then make more sense to have KDE as the default desktop?

For me it would not, both because when I chose this distro, I wanted to
be able to run both. Didn't quite work out (see below) that I could do
so on the same box, but...
What do you think? Has having a choice of desktop at installation time brought
any tangible benefit?
Definitely. After a fiasco I went through trying to install KDE3, KDE4,
Gnome AND a couple more DE's during an update from 10.3 to 11.1, I had
to start over with a clean install, and went with Gnome only. Had I not
had the choice, I would have probably switched distros instead (although
Should openSUSE go back to using KDE as the default
desktop or maybe you think that GNOME should be the default desktop instead?

Neither ... choice is good. Keeps the competititon honest, etc., and
serves the need of more users and potential users.
You can vote for this either way at the openFATE feature request Frank
created. <>

It is my understanding that this post constitutes a recording of my
vote. If not, please reply to me directly (originator only, pls.)


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