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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Back in the day
by waid0004 on Tue 4th Aug 2009 17:08 UTC
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I can remember being awed at the polish of Suse's live CDs version of KDE back when it was a paid install. I still have it around somewhere. If you wanted the best KDE - Suse was your distro, if you wanted the best Gnome - Red Hat was your distro (Fedora and Ubuntu didn't exist yet).

Then Novell bought them and made OpenSUSE. It's KDE version was good for a few releases, but Gnome as the default was the final straw. Novell didn't seem to acknowledge its user base, so I jumped to Debian back in '05 (along with other reasons).

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