August 21, 2009, 7:51 am
The openSUSE Linux distribution will offer KDE as its default desktop environment in future versions. This move echoes the SUSE community's historical affinity for KDE and indicates that this preference still persists among contemporary users of openSUSE.
SUSE, one of the oldest commercial Linux distributions, was originally established in 1992 as a derivative of Slackware. It evolved considerably over the years and dropped its Slackware heritage, shifting towards the RPM package manager and other aspects of the Red Hat ecosystem. It also gained many unique features such as the YaST configuration system. The company behind SUSE was one of the most well-known European Linux vendors and became a very active contributor to the KDE project.