I tasted to install the new KDE4…its not my first try and i m happy that the horrible bugs are fixed…
KDE4 is really beautiful…but thats not why i post this thread! Why is KDE just more “openSUSE-specific” …what i mean in KDE there are a lot of openSUSE-icons and labels…) Why there are not in GNOME too?
While openSUSE has always been considered desktop-nuetral, I think it has always had a bit of KDE bias. Not that GNOME was left out, but that KDE was really, “SUSEfied”. GNOME was certainly tweaked and customized, but it still looked a lot like, well, and tweaked and customized GNOME.
In fact, when I was running GNOME a while back, I made some changes like you reference myself;
for instance, I found a nice SUSE geeko logo (somewhere in the /usr/share maze; must have been from a help file) and replaced the goofy looking “shoe” in the GNOME theme with it.
To be honest, I don’t know why this is the case, as Novell’s SLED is very GNOME-centric, and there are a few GNOME devs at Novell, but as a KDE fan myself, I’m not complaining.
openSUSE differs from other distributions in that, up to 11.1, it has allowed KDE3 and KDE4 to co-exist by using a hidden folder called .kde4 alongside the .kde folder. This means changing a lot of file paths in KDE4 (and some KDE3) files.
Because Novell bought the company Ximian…thats Miguel de Icaza`s company. De Icaza is the founder of GNOME.
By “I don’t know why this is the case”, I meant I don’t understand why **KDE **has not taken second place to GNOME on openSUSE; because as you said, the key GNOMErs are on Novells payroll. I guess Novell doesn’t strong arm openSUSE about the desktop. Which is a good thing. Again, I’m not complaining!