"It all started around the time when Novell bought SUSE and
Ximian. Before that, many KDE developers ran SUSE, people inside
SUSE ran KDE, and KDE was the default. After Novel had acquired
both SUSE and Ximian, things started to change as people inside
Novell had the idea of ditching KDE and laying off the KDE
developers inside SUSE. This idea wasn't very well received within
the SUSE community, so Novell had to learn to live with KDE.
"Still, KDE was no longer the default. First, KDE was atop the
list of desktop environment to choose from during installation, but
not long after GNOME was placed atop that list. SUSE doesn't
actually have a default desktop, though."
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