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Re: [opensuse] Talking at a LUG
  • From: Martin Schlander <suse@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 17:37:23 +0200
  • Message-id: <200607021737.23365.suse@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fredag 30 juni 2006 16:51 skrev James Ogley:
> * What should I tell them about SUSE?

Tell 'em the truth.

SUSE has an excellent mix of usability/functionality, stability/bleeding edge
technology. And that they'll be able to get all the latest KDE stuff very
fast. With patches and nice polish and everything.

Warn them that in 10.1 the package manager is under development.

Explain openSUSE to them.

And.. since it's a LUG - in my experience they largely consist of people who
are mentally stuck in circa '94-'95. So I would devote a lot of time to
killing off SUSE myths, like:
"it's extremely slow"
"filled with non-free stuff"
"development is very closed"
"it's not avaiiable for free download"
"YaST overwrites settings during the night while the computer is turned off"
"They have removed all the server-stuff from the distro/You can only get the
packages that are on the cd/dvd"
"Novell is not contributing to the community"

I'm personally confronted with stuff like that on a daily basis.

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