openSUSE remains a true GNU/Linux distribution which offers a base to use your favourite applications and packages from the upstream projects - when you use Gnome or KDE or Xfce in openSUSE, you are using what the developers of those projects created without anything being patched or punctured by openSUSE teams. openSUSE is more or less like a bridge between you and those developers.
March 13, 2013
openSUSE 12.3: Getting Better and Better [Review]
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