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Interview: OpenSUSE's Joe Brockmeier

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Previously at the OpenSUSE Conference we chatted with Program Manager Andreas Jaeger. Later on we caught up with Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, the distro's Community Manager. Read on for his thoughts on the KDE-as-default-desktop choice, lessons we can learn from Apple's iPhone App Store, and why Linux is like The Ramones...

TuxRadar: First, we want to ask you a few things we asked Andreas earlier. What are your favourite features of the upcoming OpenSUSE 11.2 release?

Joe Brockmeier: Mainly, 11.2 is going to have refreshed desktops. WebYAST is very important. So overall in 11.2 I see a ton of enhancements... We should also have a Moblin version of OpenSUSE called Goblin - I'm looking forward to that for my netbook. We'll be shipping Gwibber, one of my favourite social networking tools.< /p>

TR: Then there's the decision recently for KDE to be selected as the default desktop in the installer - what's your perspective on that? What was the process leading to the decision?

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