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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RE: Back in the day
by robojerk on Tue 4th Aug 2009 19:22 UTC in reply to "Back in the day"
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I don't get why Novell bought SuSe AND Ximian. It's like they had no idea what they were doing and had money burning in their pocket.

They would have been better off just buying Ximian and built (or buy) a gnome based distro. I guess they were afraid of looking like a Red Hat clone. They could have gone the Debian route to avoid looking too Red Hat'ish.

Ximian Enterprise Linux by Novell

The issue is they bought into two different and competing desktops, Ximian (a "polished" Gnome desktop with their in house apps) and SuSe (a KDE centric distro with Suse developed apps).

No matter what DE they choose someone was going to feel bitter.

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