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Re: [SLE] The future of SuSE Linux as we know it?
  • From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 09:47:32 +0100
  • Message-id: <7bca46c50604030147k67cd949dga9ca9618f95bf67b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 03/04/06, Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think that it will take more than just a name change - although it
> would definitely help - to keep SuSE's past glory going well into the
> future. The Novell management needs to pull its collective fingers out
> and stop fart-arsing around with the stable, professional distro that we
> all got to love. I have my serious doubts whether I will buy another
> copy of SuSE in the future.

Yes, I am in agreement with this sentiment. I have the strong feeling
that a lot of others think this way too.

> 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. What you
have to bear in mind is that it is not a proper comparison. All of
the distro's tested were done on different machines. This is not a
true and comparative test. If the testing was doen on the same
PC/laptop then I think the results would be different. However, each
tester did seem to be biased in that it appears that they tested their
own personal favourite distro. I may be incorrect about this last bit
but it certainly seems that way.
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Xmas may be over but, PLEASE DON'T drink and drive you'll make it to
the next one that way.

Kevan Farmer

Linux user #373362

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