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Re: [News] Long Review of Opensuse 10.2 (with Screenshots)

__/ [ High Plains Thumper ] on Saturday 09 December 2006 08:27 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Putting openSUSE 10.2 through its paces
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Actually, it's not that hard a decision: good-bye XP,
>>| hello openSUSE 10.2!
>> `----
>> http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT5310810296.html
> With all the recent press and uncertainty over Novell's fate,
> I took it as an opportunity to check out other distros.
> Debian has proven to be an extremely flexible, pedal-to-the-
> metal distro.  Whilst not the easiest, it does not exhibit
> update hiccup glitches Open SuSE occasionally had.
> I have particularly have been enjoying the stability Debian
> brings.  Recently with a little effort, now I have video
> viewing capability up and on-line in Firefox.

I am beginning to think that pulling an Oracle-type ripoff would be an
interesting thing to do here. This would involve taking the wonderful work
of the SuSE (not Opensuse) developers, stripping off all the Novell
trademarks and redistributing that at every stage of the Opensuse release
cycle. As long as there is no commercial equivalent, Novell benefits very
little, if at all. The work of SuSE (as we used to know it) is preserved
while Novell survives and it can be further maintained and extended when
Microsoft squeezes the trigger on Novell (to use Allchin's chilling words
from 1999).

Best wishes,


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