"Whereas Red Hat defaults to ext3, SuSE defaults to the
tried and true ext2. I'm ambivalent here; Harry really wants a
journaled file system and will be quite appalled when his brats
kick the power cord while he's working and he then finds that his
computer appears 'broken'.
On the other hand, ext3 can still be a bit sketch on some
machines; and considering Harry's nervous nature, I suppose it's a
SuSE also defaults to KDE (rather than Gnome like Red Hat),
which I think looks better (though you've got to love Nautilus) and
will no doubt reassure Harry that he's bought a quality product
just like the 'real' stuff from Microsoft. It also defaults to LILO
instead of GRUB, which is probably another solid bit of Germanic
conservatism working in Harry's favor."