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Re: Abandon "Default Desktop"





On Mon, 4 May 2009, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:
On Mon, 2009-05-04 at 09:04 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
(except that you get Firefox as your browser if you choose GNOME, whereas
the official default browser of GNOME is Epiphany).

This is one of the reasons why it's not the Gnome spin, it's the Fedora
Desktop spin.  If somebody wanted to make a GNOME spin that highlighted
the best of the GNOME world and GNOME only, they could.


Some entirely observational, non-scientific and quite possibly
coincidental statistics: In my department (Physics) we have RHEL and
Windows on the lab computers right now. Also since this is a Physics
department, there is a significant proportion of Linux users (grad
students, postdocs, professors, administrators), who use different
flavors of Linux on their personal computers.

I have only seen 1 person in the last 7 years that I have spent here,
using Gnome. The rest uses KDE (even in the lab on RHEL computers) or
Windows.

Is this really coincidence? Are we (KDE users) really the minority?

Orcan, one of  "Them strange physicists..."

I was the head sysadmin for a physics dept for 6 yrs. We had a lot of linux users. In fact, the majority of the dept used linux on the desktop.

They used whatever was the default when they hit enter at the xdm/gdm/etc prompt.

and that's what they stuck with unless they had some compelling reason to do otherwise.

so, there you go, my anecdotal experience offsets yours.

ta-da!

-sv

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