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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] thinking about suse
- From: hekate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (hekate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
- Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 15:40:30 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980627154012.1064A-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It doesn't seem to take an act of congress for everybody. Just some
On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Fred A. Miller wrote:
> Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 01:30:57 -0400
> From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] thinking about suse
> Howard Arons wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 27, 1998 at 09:01:31AM +0100,
> > brian.jones3@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > >
> > > Just some personal opinions.
> > [snip]
> > > Finally, there has been a lot of talk about the added value of
> > > purchasing a distribution.
> > Um, guilty as charged. Coming from a background in sales/marketing (no,
> > not software), the "value added" concept is uppermost im my mind,
> > especially because it is the added value that justifies whatever "premium"
> > is charged for a product or service. In the case of software, that
> > would be documentation and tech support (among other things).
> > > I view the extra cost as a subsidy to
> > > SuSE/RH/etc. that allows them to polish the product for more general
> > > consumption. If I get some tech. support then great, if I get a nice
> > > book then great again.
> > Well, I have to say that your attitude is all-in-all healthier than
> > mine. As for _general_ consumption, though, I don't think Linux (SuSE's
> > or anyone else's) has a prayer vs MS.
> That all depends on how simple SuSE and others make the install,
> administration etc. of ALL Linux, as well as ALL software providers! As
> long as it just about takes an "act of Congress" to install a system,
> sound drivers, fonts, printers, etc., etc., then you are correct. IF
> the folks at SuSE and elsewhere get their act together, then Linux will
> be Bill Gates WORST nightmare!!
> Fred A. Miller, Systems Administrator
> Cornell Univ. Press Services
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