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Re: [opensuse] What are the exact differences each suse version?
- From: Aniruddha <mailing_list@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:49:48 +0100
- Message-id: <1193676588.9012.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 10:01 -0500, Bryen wrote:
Do you happen to know if they have something like that for home users?Well, Novell, as a business, is targeted towards corporate markets
rather than home markets. For the home market, openSuse would be the
alternative. I don't see Novell coming up with the wherewithal to set
up a tech support service that would be able to handle the influx of
home user support requests. That's a huge undertaking and would divert
Novell's focus away from their current strategy.
Also, you need to remember that SLED isn't the same as openSuse.
OpenSuse has alot of packages right out of the box. But, SLED is
stripped down to only support the needs of a typical corporate
environment. There's less in there. For example, the Apache2 package
isn't included with SLED, because quite frankly, should a corporate user
be running a webserver from his desk? :-)
That's not to say you CAN'T install Apache2 to a SLED box. It just
isn't on the DVD, that's all.
A stripped down, non-bloated, corporate-needs operating system has
significant advantages in desktop management and reduced troubleshooting
By the way, I also wanted to mention, another advantage of going the
Novell purchase route. You get a better quality of OpenOffice
installation. Sure you can get it for free from oo.org, but there are
serious compatibility issues with MS documents. Novell has tweaked
their own version of oOo to be better compatible with MS document
formats, and thus less complaints from users when they can't read/break
an MS document emailed to them.
Thank you, this is a very good explanation. In conclusion we can say
Novell has a good solution for corporations (small or huge). For home
users openSUSE would be their best choice. The only downside I see is
the short life cycle of two years.
Interesting point about oOo, I assume this version is also available in
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