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KDE always had more functionality than GNOME. Whether it was better was subjective. The reason GNOME got so popular is because of licensing issues with KDE in the past. Because of that, many of the heavy hitters defaulted to GNOME. This is why GNOME has a much bigger community, both in users and non-paid contributors. KDE in contrast is smaller (community wise) but has better (and more) corporate backing.
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KDE always had more functionality than GNOME. Whether it was better was subjective. The reason GNOME got so popular is because of licensing issues with KDE in the past. Because of that, many of the heavy hitters defaulted to GNOME. This is why GNOME has a much bigger community, both in users and non-paid contributors. KDE in contrast is smaller (community wise) but has better (and more) corporate backing.
Couldn't agree more though I didn't know the historical reason behind it. I just felt that most people usually took the default DE for many distros which is Gnome and just believe that because it's the default its better.
     
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I've used every Suse Distro since OpenSuSe 10.3 and always found KDE to be cleaner, easier to manage, and overall more professional. Gnome was always more conducive to experimentation and customization in my opinion. One is a pro users DE and the other is the enthusiasts.
Just My 2 cents though
post #34 of 65
the funny thing with the marketing with suse....

they release the latest and greatest version for free as opensuse and then when it matures to stable they ask people to pay for it by offering tech support lol

SO really if you want the "enterprise" version of suse... burn a disc, put it away, and wait like 6 months to a year XD

i see the logic behind it because novell wants to support the free open source side more and will gladly sell its more stable releases to businesses with tech support but its kinda funny
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the funny thing with the marketing with suse....

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SO really if you want the "enterprise" version of suse... burn a disc, put it away, and wait like 6 months to a year XD

i see the logic behind it because novell wants to support the free open source side more and will gladly sell its more stable releases to businesses with tech support but its kinda funny
Hey, I'm all for being their beta testers. I like the approach. To a degree I think that is how OS software should be. Pay for the help when you need it not before hand.
     
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but you dont need the help once its stable you need it while its unstable lol

i guess grandma wouldnt know how to yum packages
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but you dont need the help once its stable you need it while its unstable lol

i guess grandma wouldnt know how to yum packages
PHBs need help whether it's stable or not.
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I'm sure there's always something that I'll need help with. I didn't write, code, or in anyway come up with Linux and the distros based on it so there will be things I don't know how to do. I have the time to ask and dig around forums for help though. Not everyone does. Time and money are the same thing.( Though not in physics strangely enough.) So you pay with whichever you have more of.
     
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Well. I guess I'm beta testing this release around.
I'm at the hate cycle in my relationship with Linux. There is so much to like and yet there is so much that makes a normal person want to throw the computer they installed it and then realize that 'root' had sabotaged them into destroying their 500+$ computer and feel stupid because they were 'root' and they have no one to blame but themselves.

Not only do the fonts scale offscreen still, but chromium doesn't work. Keeps complaining about v8 not working/not installed which I f@cking installed (that is the only error I get from terminal; really helpful). So I'm just wondering if anyone else is enjoying openSUSE11.4 right now? And if so did you just take mozilla firefox and run with it because it seems that every time I gut it and remove it openSUSE throws a tantrum. I now remember why I called it the windows of Linux distros. It's either really easy or annoyingly painful.

If it wasn't for the mysterious unknown WIFI card in my netbook I would have Kubuntu on the damn netbook and have been happy; if it wasn't for MeeGo being beta I wouldn't have tried openSUSE out and have been happy; if it wasn't for Fedora b17ching and being slower than molasses I'd have given it a chance; if it wasn't for Windows sucking it's own...I'd be happy. I guess I'm in a bad mood.

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fedora shouldnt be slow, it uses upstart and all that nice stuff, it should be faster than ubuntu honestly

you must have done something wrong if thats the result you got
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