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Re: [SLE] Novell Linux Leaders Flee
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 16:37:32 -0400
  • Message-id: <1115930253.15094.33.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2005-05-12 at 16:16 -0400, Michael W Cocke wrote:
> On Thu, 12 May 2005 14:51:11 +0200, you wrote:
> >Red Hat has the advantage of being the flavor of choice in America,

Red Hat is the flavor of choice in the business world, maybe not so
anymore in the home market, in the US that is.

> I'd want to see proof of that statement. Red Hat made a LOT of people
> unhappy when they killed their consumer line. Fedora is too unstable
> to use for anything like production, the artificial limits they
> inserted to make AS, ES, and WS is exactly how Microsoft makes XP pro
> vs. XP home, which leave a bad taste. Their 'support' isn't very
> good... I could go on for quite a while.
> Having purchased 14 support contracts for 9.0 the month before they
> orphaned it, I'm very biased, but I haven't run across any _business
> users_ who disagree with me. I've run across a lot of business users
> who are running SuSE (several of which are my clients), and a few
> running Mandrake... even one running Gentoo (seriously odd hardware
> running a vertical app - driving a metal fabrication laser cutting
> system). No Redhat.
> Mike-

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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