Well, the news are going around, and although at the moment it is full of fud and angry feelings, it seems taht Suse Linux will drop its KDE support for their enterprise products. And yes, it’s nice to talk about that they will continue KDE support within opensuse, but that’s just garbage – you do not need KDE developers when you do not need them for your enterprise.
So Suse will drop KDE – and I have to search for a new distro
The last days seemed to be almost perfect with Suse for me: it looked like that Suse will become a KDE/rpm/yum distro with KDE-Beta packages and employeed KDE-developers – which is everything I ever wanted. But now Suse drops KDE, and it will become the same as Fedora but with a worse yum support, and it could be the same for me as switching back to Fedora Core because they have the better community-involvement at the moment at its more clear what they want to do in the future – and they provide every software they own under free licenses, and I like this 🙂
So for me I will wait until everything about Suse becomes more clear – until then I will have a closer look at fedora again because you can hope that they will not do the same mistakes with Fedora Core 5 which they’ve done with Fedora Core 4 (That reminds me that I still not know where Fedora Core wants to go when they do not want to include C#, but want to stick on gnome…).
And if you, against all knowledge, will discover a distribution which fits my needs and provides for example KDE beta packages and the stuff, then just drop me a note.
But because of fact that I do not believe that their is a distro outside which really fits my needs, I should start asking questions: Am I the only one who sees a real lack of a KDE-based distro? Am I the only one who sees a lack of some kind of “real european distro”? And am I the only one who wants to change it?
The only thing which is missing at the moment is a company which should be behind a new distribution in my opinion – so if you have a company which wants to build such a distribution, just drop a note 😉