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Re: SUSE preloaded

  • Subject: Re: SUSE preloaded
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 14:00:02 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS
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__/ [ Michael Soibelman ] on Saturday 05 August 2006 01:10 \__

> Rajko M. wrote:
>> houghi wrote:
>>> http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7778908329.html
>>> Sweet.
>> Indeed.

HP may be up next. it already does this in some countries (e.g. laptop South
Africa), albeit with distros like Ubuntu or Linspire.

HP To Certify Suse Linux For Notebooks 

,----[ Quote ]
| Hewlett-Packard will ensure that the operating system works on several
| of its notebook models by year-end. 
| [...]
| Lance Stevens, software product marketing manager for business PCs at
| HP, said he expects that HP would eventually preload SLED 10 on desktops
| on a custom-order basis.


The latter part refers to desktops.

> Hopefully it will be well configured (software) and will be the first of
> many more such offerings...  It's just a shame they (Novell) have decided
> to use Gnome as the default though.  I don't think they asked there users
> about there preference regarding this decision.  I don't mean to detract
> from this announcement.  I just prefer kde as I'm sure most users here will
> agree.

You can wipe SLED and install SUSE 10.2, which contains the best of both.
There will, on the other hand, be a need for 'tinkering' (codecs and stuff)
and licence for SLED is paid for in vain.

> Anyway, this is good news.  Seems to be relevant to the poster who is doing
> that survey about Windows to Linux migration..

This serves a a precedent. This gives Levono/IBM a competitive edge that
others will have to evolve to cope with... through imitation.

Best wishes,


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