Other distributions certainly like to pick up stuff that Novell/SUSE are developing (and have been using for long). Recent examples include Ubuntu and Mandriva starting to integrate AppArmor or Oracle porting YaST to their Enterprise Linux and RHEL. On a smaller scale, the sysinfo:/ KIO slave has been improved and packaged for several distributions.
Dirk had a look at it and integrated the most interesting changes into the sysinfo:/ of openSUSE 10.3 including swap space, CPU cores, CPU temperature display and those nice bars showing free disk space (even colored depending on the state):
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Additionally sysinfo:/ has been split from the kdebase3-SUSE package into an own package so that you can exchange/upgrade it with some other version easily.