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Re: [SLE] The future of SuSE Linux as we know it?
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 14:43:02 +1000
  • Message-id: <4431F956.9000206@xxxxxxxxxx>
Clint Tinsley wrote:
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From: "Kevanf1" <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "SuSE Group" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [SLE] The future of SuSE Linux as we know it?
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 09:47:32 +0100

In the latest TUX magazine there is a comparison of several Linux
distros and SuSE does NOT come up on top. The top choice is Mandriva,
and SuSE is beaten by other distros (Mepis comes in 2nd and Fedora as 3rd).

I read this yesterday afternoon. It's interesting reading but I don't
agree with the overall result. It does seem to be skewed.

Anytime Mandriva comes out at the top of the list in a distro shoot-out, it makes the entire results of a product comparison suspect. Granted, certain community pundits (LinuxFormat & Tux) like Mandriva but the quality of the distribution is no longer the cutting edge distro that it was a year or so back,

As you probably know, Mandriva is no longer the old Mandrake but is now a combination of Mandrake, Conectiva and Lycoris.

according to reports, Mandriva is hemoraging money, showed its founder to the door, and unless Mandriva team gets it act together, it most like will suffer an untimely demise.

Ah, so Mandriva is going and doing a "SuSE" then :-)? SuSE's old and intelligent brigade has been deserting also - or haven't you heard about that? - and Novell is also going down the financial gurgler. When they discovered (?)last year that SuSE actually made some money for them they were flabbergasted - which just goes to show how well they did their homework when they decided to buy SuSE.


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