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Re: [SLE] General comments about 10.1 retail (box)
  • From: Mark Crean <mcrean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 11:00:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <200605221100.55131.mcrean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 20 May 2006 18:58, Hans du Plooy wrote:

> Well, the reason I purchased SUSE before (various SuSE/SUSE x.x Pro and
> SLES) was:

I'll second what you say, including the remark about Debian. It's nostaligia,
I suppose, but the old SuSE really stood behind their product and that
feeling can easily get lost in the world of commerce and big corporations.
The "Just Works" thing with closed-source code, etc., is quite an issue, too,
because if you move away from that then you are doing less to differentiate
yourself from the 200++ other distros out there.

Debian does have a lot of nice touches, too, such as scripts that will create
and install ssl certificates for your mail server. For all that, I still find
myself always going back to SuSE, ever since 7.3. Maybe not for a specialist
server, but for daily desktop with a full KDE gui use it can't be beat imho.



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