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Re: is GNOME the future default desktop?

Montreal Wed Feb 24 12:46:33 1999

Jules Bean <jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> KDE had been ruled out for licensing reasons.  If, as currently seems
> possible, these licensing issues are resolved, then the question is an
> open one.  Debian may have to make a definite decision at some stage, or
> we may simply offer the alternatives at equal priority in the install
> process.

Okay, so I take it the statement on the GNOME website is a bit

> As far as possible, Debian is not in the business of recommending one
> piece of software over another.  In practice, we have to sometimes (for
> example, exim is now our default MTA).

Whatever was wrong with smail?  It seems quite nice to me.


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