That GNOME-Only Thing? I Was Just Kidding

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2005-11-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Opinion: When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to happen. But what I didn't expect Novell to do, as one KDE supporter put it to me, "was to cave in so fast."

Well, that was fast. When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to happen. But what I didnt expect Novell to do, as one KDE supporter put it to me, "was to cave in so fast."
What did we know?
In a handful of days, Novell did a 180 degree turn and began supporting KDE again. Click here to read more about Novell doing a 180 on KDE support. Im not surprised that Novell has decided to support KDE again in its enterprise Linuxes. I had a sneaking feeling with so many KDE supporters in the SUSE division, it would be more or less formally supported sooner or later.
I also would not have been surprised—in fact I was expecting—to see some SUSE alumni launch a SUSE-based distribution with a KDE interface. I mean, OpenSUSE would continue to do the heavy lifting of integrating KDE and SUSE anyway, so making one would be trivial. Heck, even I could do that! Still, that said, I think Novell made the right move. Besides just liking KDE better myself, I dont see Novell as "caving in." I see Novell realizing that it was making a mistake. Read Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols full column on Linux-Watch.com: That GNOME-Only Thing? I Was Just Kidding
 
 
 
 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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