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Re: [opensuse] OOT: how's suse (novell) generate revenue
  • From: Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 07:53:42 +0530
  • Message-id: <42FD59AE.2020003@xxxxxxxxx>
Henne that was very very clear! :) A few more Q-s.

Henne Vogelsang wrote:

1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server target:
Everyone that needs a solid, stable, Linux server operating system
with a long maintenance cylce and great support/stack offerings. So
mostly companys.

3. Novell Linux Desktop target:
Everyone that needs a solid, stable, Linux desktop operating system
with a long maintenance cylce and great support/stack offerings. So
mostly companys.

I see you've c&p-ed the text from SLES to NLD, seeing as even the typo "cylce" is intact. So then what's the diff betn SLES and NLD?

I heard elsewhere that SLES is for the commercial server and NLD for the commerical desktop user (guy who is not a computer professional, doesn't know much about tech issues, but needs to have *some* OS on his office PC and it better not be M$) - is that right?

But if that's right then why two different editions? You can just have one commercial product and opt out of installing the server packages for the end user - how does that justify an entirely separate version? It's unnecessary trouble for Novell, no?

AFAI can understand the biggest difference between SuSE 9.3 (and onwards) from SLES is the difference between Fedora and RHEL - the former is for enthusiasts who need to be at the latest frontier of technology and is hence potentially unstable, and the latter is for the business users who attach more importance to stability than cutting-edge. So why three projects?

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Shriramana Sharma
http://samvit.org

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