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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE PR on Novell
  • From: James Tremblay <jamesat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 10:13:58 -0400
  • Message-id: <200705131013.58956.jamesat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 12 May 2007 14:36, Francis Giannaros wrote:
> On a good note, I'm really happy to hear that some discussions have
> been going on about Novell marketing with regard to openSUSE. It would
> be really nice if we could know the results of those discussions.
>
> I thought I'd just raise
> http://www.novell.com/products/opensuse/comparative.html also as one
> of the items that needs to be changed.
>
> "Linux users and technical enthusiasts, experienced computer users and
> community developers"
first lets change the distro to meet the qualifications outside this list.
you can't market strawberry jam and deliver only mashed strawberries and a cup 
off sugar.
10.3 has to hit the market running without a bunch of press saying "it's 
great ,but...."  the press needs to be convinced that the only "buts" are 
about the linux OS as a whole like , "no native m$ media support"
>
> There also seems to be some other misconceptions in that comparison,
> like "Retail" instead of mentioning online download as well. A little
> unsure about the "limited availability" of security patches. These are
> guaranteed, right?
>
> Kind thoughts,

James Tremblay
Director of Technology
Newmarket School District
Novell CNE 3\4\5
CLE \ NCE in training.
http://en.opensuse.org/education
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