Has GNOME Finally Killed Off KDE in the Ubuntu Interface Wars?
Jan 02, 2008, 22:45 (21 Talkback[s])
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"Things are not looking good for KDE, following the news that
KDE will not be getting long term support (LTS) whereas GNOME will
according to Canonical. The Hardy Heron will be assured of LTS
status it seems, making Ubuntu 8.04 the second version of this
Linux distro to get the Canonical commercial blessing. The decision
would appear to be a simple commercial one, after all GNOME is far
and away the most popular when it comes to downloads. Mark
Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO, reckons it accounts for around 65% of
all Ubuntu downloads. So where does this leave the other 35% who
are loyal to KDE?