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Re: [News] KDE4 Achieves More Dominance with Stronger Releases (Now Default DE in SUSE)

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____/ Peter KÃhlmann on Friday 21 August 2009 08:35 : \____

> Hadron wrote:
>> Peter KÃhlmann <peter-koehlmann@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> RonB wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>>> openSUSE to default to KDE
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>> | openSUSE is defaulting to the KDE desktop, according to an
>>>>> | announcement on the opensuse-project mailing list by Micahel
>>>>> | LÃffler. From openSUSE 11.2 onwards, the installation process from
>>>>> | DVD will offer a choice between KDE and GNOME, with KDE
>>>>> | pre-selected. Users accepting the default installation settings
>>>>> | will therefore get a KDE desktop.
>>>>> `----
>>>>> http://www.h-online.com/open/openSUSE-to-default-to-KDE--/news/114050
>>>> Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought KDE was already the default choice in
>>>> openSUSE.
>>> It is one of the choices, Gnome being the other major choice
>>> Currently you have to chose between KDE 3.5 and KDe4 in OpenSuse.
>>> In the next version the KDE3 choice will vanish
>> Which "anti choice nazi" decided that?
> Feel free to fork off KDE3.
>> What about CHOICE Peter. Duh!
> What about the choice of the KDE team to enhance KDE even further?
> You know, using QT4 for example. Which is *not* possible with KDE3, which
> relies on QT3.
> And no, it is still possible to run KDE3 apps in KDE4. You lose exactly
> *nothing* and gain a lot of features. Which would naturally not be a "good
> thing(tm)" for anti-linux trolls like you
> So yes, they are phasing out KDE3. And have told so *years* ago

PCLinuxOS still uses KDE3 and there will probably be such distributions for a
long time to come. The code will even be there in 10 years from now for those
who want to compile and distribute KDE3, so how exactly is choice being lost?

Compare that to Longhorn. The Longhorn Reborn project was _buried_ by Microsoft
when it sent C&D letters to people who ran it.

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