Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:25 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE On August 4 we discussed the possibility of openSUSE defaulting to KDE during the installation routine. This was raised as a feature request within the openSUSE community, and quickly gained the favour of many, become the most popular request. The openSUSE board and variousother leader within the project have discussed the issue, and have decided that yes, from now on, openSUSE will default to KDE during the installation process.
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A Step Forward
by segedunum on Thu 20th Aug 2009 20:14 UTC
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It's been clear for years, even after Novell took over Suse, that KDE was still the most popular Suse desktop certainly as far as what can be measured. The 'enterprise' desktop has clearly become irrelevant because we don't have any figures for it and it's a safe bet that free distributions are doing more for open source desktop usage.

In itself it's not exactly Earth shattering but it will be interesting to see some diversity between a major(ish) distribution and others and what they can do with a default KDE 4 desktop. It's not going to change anything by itself though.

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