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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 is turning into a nightmare - ps
  • From: Brian J Berrigan <bberrign@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 18:59:58 -0500
  • Message-id: <200702111859.58976.bberrign@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 11 February 2007 15:33, Charles R. Buchanan wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 13:59:56 -0600, "Peter Van Lone" <petervl@xxxxxxxxx>
took time to say the following:
> >On 2/11/07, Charles R. Buchanan <charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> So to end this, the market share is out there for the taking, just
> >> have to solve these irritants IMO. With that said, SuSe has come the
> >> closest to bridging that gap. They just have a ways to go in my
> >> opinion.
> >
> >I agree, "linux" has a way to go. I also agree that SUSE is getting
> >close. But IMHO the biggest obstacle currently (or the item that would
> >speed progress the most) is to have pre-installation agreements with
> >major hardware vendors.
> >
> >*MOST* windows users don't interact with installation in anyway ...
> >nor should they have to with linux. If the hardware is explicity
> >supported by the OEM then most issues go away.
> >
> >having said that, I still think there are a variety of things (some
> >small, some more to do with process, some major like DVD licensing)
> >that need to be addressed. I wish there was a wiki somewhere that a
> >list of these things could be posted/maintained/argued about and where
> >Novell would pay some attention to it. I would think that the "better
> >desktop initiative" would want that kind of involvement.
>
> Granted on one level, it's nice to be able to configure things to ones
> liking(s), and that's fine and dandy, but for the most part, major
> things like video drivers and the such, it should be a lot painless than
> it is.
>
> >> For what is a man, what has he got?
> >> If not himself, then he has naught
> >> To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
> >
> >I'm curious, what is the source of this quote?
> >
> >peter
>
> Frank Sinatra. (Yes, I know it's a Paul Anka song) :-) In this world
> of politcally correctness, it's hard to find someone who doesn't kneel!
>
>
> For what is a man, what has he got?
> If not himself, then he has naught
> To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels

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