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Re: [SLE] SUSE 9.3: buggy as hell
  • From: Mark Crean <mcrean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 10:17:59 +0100
  • Message-id: <427C87C7.1010101@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Preston Crawford wrote:
[snip]
SuSE has neither problem. I think Novell/SuSE is here to stay and the
community is strong, if at times challenging. And even if the releases
head more down the Fedora path, I guess I'd rather do beta testing for
Novell than for Red Hat, if that's what it comes down to. As long as
they continue to distribute SuSE Pro close to how they do today.

9.2 is running fast and stable here, and it has proved a lot better for me than 9.0 or 9.1. Laptop support sounds pretty darn good on 9.3, though, and that would be important for some folks.

Imho, the only alternative to SuSE is Debian in one flava or another, though the learning curve is darn steep. Everything else is vulnerable to corporate shenanigans or fashion of the month syndrome (Gentoo and Ubuntu come to mind). The city of Munich's recent decision to go with Debian suggests that some of the assumptions behind "corporate Linux" may be flawed. It may be more attractive for some outfits call in the basic stuff for free and then roll their own solutions inhouse or nearly so, rather than involve themselves in mega-projects for mega-bucks with the usual suits. This may indeed prove a challenge for the Novell/Red Hat way of doing things.

:)

Fish

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