I’ve been thinking about adding a fourth GNU/Linux distribution to the list of recommended distributions on getgnulinux.org.
One of the reasons for this is because the distributions currently recommended (Ubuntu, Fedora and gNewSense) all use the GNOME desktop environment by default. Some people might not like the simplistic GNOME desktop and may prefer a fancier desktop environment like KDE. Personally, I would like to also see a Linux distribution with KDE as its default desktop environment so people can see a variety in desktop environments as well when browsing the screenshots. Maybe this will get even more people interested in GNU/Linux. It’s not all about the freedom; the eye wants something too.
Personally, I think openSUSE belongs in that list as well. It perfectly fits the description of a “beginner-friendly distribution” and it’s been around for quite some time. But what do you think?