Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SUSE Linux used to be a very KDE-centric distribution. Then Novell came around, bought SUSE and Ximian, and slowely but surely they turned the now-openSUSE distribution into effectively a GNOME-centric distribution with KDE as its sidekick. The openSUSE community, however, doesn't appear to be particularly happy with KDE being a sidekick.
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True, but the marketing pitch for SLEx would be a lot harder:

"Use Gnome, our community distro on which SLEx is based uses KDE"

That said, I think Frank and Sebas are pushing this issue mostly for political reasons. It is kind of silly when KDE devs that are on Planet Ubuntu think they should tell the OpenSUSE community what to use as a default.

The major issue is that KDE has no big support from a major vendor. Canonical, Novell and Red Hat are Gnome shops at the end of the day. So a lot of KDE devs are searching for a distro. Kubuntu seemed to be the solution for some time, but now Aaron and a lot of other KDE devs left and use SUSE, but that isn't a real solution to the problem that there is no distro with a lot of devs that focuses on KDE. (I know about Pradus etc, but they don't have the devs like Novell, Red Hat or Canonical.)

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