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Why openSUSE went for KDE

Aug 21, 2009, 19:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"It wasn't an easy choice. As openSUSE Product Manager, Michael Löffler, explained in an e-mail to the openSUSE community, "The default desktop is an issue that many openSUSE users and contributors are passionate about."

"He's got that right. I think that Linux attracts people who want the most control possible of their operating system and the idea of there being any default choice, no matter how good, rubs them the wrong way. The mere fact that there are dozens of Linux desktop distributions and several programs like SUSE Studio, which lets you easily roll your own distribution."

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