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Re: [opensuse] Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 16:54:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060807145457.GC3223@xxxxxxx>
On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 10:50:29AM -0400, SOTL wrote:
> Martin Schlander wrote:
>
> >Onsdag 02 august 2006 16:37 skrev SOTL:
> >
> >
> >>Back to the subject (above) you can read all about it by reading the
> >>article Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu
> >>at:
> >>Free Software Magazine
> >>http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/editorial_13
> >>
> >>
> >
> >I was quick to dismiss claims that SUSE/Novell would make the same mistake
> >as Red Hat and more or less quit having a good stable product for home and
> >small offices.
> >
> >Now I'm concerned again though - just listened to Novell Open Audio -
> >episode: "SLE 10: Top 5 reasons for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10".
> >
> >In this episode Ted Haeger kindly explains to us the difference between
> >SLE 10 and "openSUSE" as he's always liked to call it.
> >
> >Apparently SUSE Linux is a bleeding edge distro, only aimed at Linux geeks
> >- with only one purpose - namely testing and maturing stuff for SLE.
> >
> >Not one word about (open)SUSE being a nice and stable distro that's
> >supposed to increase use of Linux at home and small offices.
> >
> >Of course the openSUSE-project description states: "We work together to
> >create and distribute the world's most usable Linux." I must have gotten
> >this wrong - I thought we were working together to make (open)SUSE better
> >- but apparently the Linux-distro we're making usable is SLE. Nice of Ted
> >Haeger to inform us what's going on in and around Novell.
> >
> >Someone please tell me, that this man is _wrong_.
> >
> >Martin
> >
> >
> >
> >
> He is not wrong.
>
> He is oh so very very right.
>
> This is the exact attitude that crashed Mandrake and the Mandrake list.

At least we at SUSE do not see it this way yet.

Ciao, Marcus

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