"Novell's Linux-oriented divisions, Ximian and SuSE, will work
together to make one common Novell Linux desktop from Gnome's and
KDE's best features, Novell Inc. CEO Jack Messman revealed in an
eWEEK.com interview at the company's annual BrainShare trade show
"Ximian has been the main power behind Gnome, while SUSE has
been KDE's chief backer. Supporters of the two interfaces have
often sparred with each other in flame wars on Slashdot, mailing
lists and newsgroups..."