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Re: [opensuse] Making KDE the default desktop once again
  • From: Peter Nikolic <p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:48:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <200907290748.47905.p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 29 Jul 2009 01:15:16 Gabriel wrote:
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Sven Burmeister<sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx>
wrote:
The reason for defaults is to help new users because they cannot make a
choice. That's why there are defaults for the filesystem, browser, email-
client, chat client, package patterns in general etc.

A new user does not know what KDE or Gnome is, how should he make a
choice? You could as well put a "feeling lucky" button there.

How did you choose your desktop the first time?, did you know anything
about any desktop env?

If the user does not know, then let him investigate, search, ask. Why
make the choice for them?

Current desktop selection windows is not good too. Option buttons
should be replaced by check boxes, and let the user install all
desktops if he/she wants.

I don't understand, this isn't the first time you kde's users are
trying to make it default. Why?
No the reasons given in openfate are just a mere excuse

.

I think you will find that SuSE and then Opensuse IS a KDE distro always has
been until someone got into bed with Gnome and tried to force us down that
path as was stated due internal politics .

If you go back in the archives you will find all the rumpus over it , Just be
happy that Gnome is actually mentioned because if things had gone slightly
different a while back there would be NO Gnome in Opensuse.

Pete


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