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Re: [opensuse] Re: Release of 10.2
  • From: James Tremblay <jamesat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:09:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <1166051369.4009.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 15:29 -0600, S Glasoe wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 December 2006 03:59, Mark Hounschell wrote:
> > But also, our company buys and delivers SuSE linux with our product. We
> > just shipped a series of machines with SuSE-10 (A box for every box)
> > included because our product is certified on 10.0 or less. We have had
> > no problems getting older releases in the past. I would guess that this
> > will be 'mucking' all this up as well. Will they continue to sell me a
> > 10.2 box even after 10.4 is released? Or will this turn out to be part
> > of a MicroSoftish ploy to force companies to buy the SLES version
> > instead of the regular version?
> >
> > Mark
> Where is your company located (rhetorical) and where is the nearest Novell
> office to you? I'd be bugging a local sales rep about this since they
> should be a little closer to the answers than us. Don't know your
> quantities involved here but maybe they'd even work a deal and round up
> excess inventory of previous releases to keep your company happy. Usually
> has previous versions available for quite a long time.
> Most of the Novell/SUSE employees on these lists are involved with the
> software _not_ the marketing, packaging, corporate decision making. So
> whether or not Novell/SUSE would continue to provide 10.2 when 10.4/11.x is
> out probably can't be answered here.
> And if you do try my idea, let us know how it goes.
> Stan

I'd be willing to bet that with the introduction of SLED long term
support in any fashion for the "open" version will be limited to the
programs outlined by opensuse's charter.

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