Brief diary of an F-7 installation

Timothy Murphy tim at
Tue Jun 19 18:18:16 UTC 2007

Andras Simon wrote:

>> 2. There should be an honest choice given between Gnome and KDE.
>> There is something sneaky about the way Fedora tries to get Gnome in.
> I remember being offered the option to install Gnome, KDE or a third
> DTE (Xfce?). I chose none, and got it :-) Which, btw is a definite
> improvement over older RH/Fedora installs. So I don't see any Gnome
> conspiracy here.

Where were you given that choice?
As far as I can see, you get no choice at all
unless you opt for a Custom Choice of packages
(which itself is non-default);
and then you have to choose the Desktop bundle,
uncheck Gnome and check KDE.
It's easy to overlook the fact that Gnome is checked in by default.

Why not give users a simple choice with radio buttons?

I'm pretty sure the Anaconda/Fedora developers
have a political preference for Gnome over KDE,
and so make it more difficult to choose KDE.
I think people should have a free choice.

Timothy Murphy  
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