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Re: [SLE] suse only great as workstation not as server??
- From: jbarnett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jack Barnett)
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 14:30:50 -0600
- Message-id: <004f01bf904f$b2237eb0$153046c6@xxxxxxx>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: maqish <maqish@xxxxxxxx>
>To: SuSE Linux Mailing List <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 1:09 PM
>Subject: [SLE] suse only great as workstation not as server??
>People are always complaining about suse beeing perfect as a workstation os
but not as Server...
>why would that be??
Because the word 'Server' is clearly defined. I don't think most people are
complaing about SuSE as a workstation, but rather debating the differant in
the defination of what exactly is a 'workstation' or 'desktop' computer?
A 'server' is allot easier to define and put into a class, everyone pretty
much agrees what the word 'server' means, the disagrement or debat (IMHO)
comes from a differance in opinion on how the word 'workstation' or
'desktop' is defined.
If I said "SuSE Linux is prefect for 'ALL' *computers* ", differant people
would take the word 'ALL' in the wrong context.
I would surely get emails say "SuSE is *NOT* prefect for 'ALL' *computers*,
it won't even run on my *Sega Dreamcast*, which is _techinally_ 'A'
Some people would assocaite the word 'computer' with 'X86 compatiable
Personal Computer' while other would interput the word 'computer' as 'any
devices that can process binary data'
I don't think there has been really any debat on wheather (SuSE) Linux is a
server OS or not, it was built from the ground up with the primary goal of
being a server class OS, and most agree that it is a decent to very good
server class OS.
Some parts of it (KDE/GNOME/etc) are moving more into making it as "user
freindly" as other OS on the market, and these project (KDE/GNOME/etc)
having be going a really job in making a nice GUI for this server class OS.
Since it's primary role has been "server class OS" there is some confusion
on what exactly is consider a 'workstation' or 'desktop' computer and there
is also confusion about how to tell or judge if (SuSE) Linux is in the
'desktop' or 'workstation' market (if it is not there yet).
I have been watching 2-3 threads for the last 2 weeks regarding 'Linux on
the desktop', and I tried to hold in it, but it just sliped.
I think we need a Linux-HOWTO or Jargon file regarding the meaning of *some*
commonly used words, it seems everyone has their own ideas what this $word
means and it can cause (among other things) very crispy fire fights on
boards : )
Maybe have something like
computer - any device that can process data
computer - any X86 Class Personal Computer
computer - any IBM 360/370 mainframe
computer - PDA
computer - any computer that physically sits on a desk
computer - etc, etc....
That way you could use sentances like "SuSE Linux will run on most
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