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Re: [opensuse] World-largest Linux Migration Project
  • From: "Jason Bailey, Sun Advocate Webmaster" <webmaster@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 21:19:15 -0600
  • Message-id: <47F2FB33.8060109@xxxxxxxxx>
Kai Ponte wrote:
On Tuesday 01 April 2008 11:57:26 am Oddball wrote:

For a project of this size I find it odd they chose Red Hat (or IBM
for that matter).

You would almost think they would chosen ALT or started their own
distro for a project of this size. An why hire IBM? The Russian
linux community is well regarded, and probably at least as well versed
as IBM.

After that big inventment IBM made in SuSE/Novell, its odd they didn't
push SLED.

That's because Novell marketing sucks.

(That comes from a friend who attended brainshare and berated the marketing group directly.)

Novell's marketing has ALWAYS been bad, and until they get some people like some of us here, who know how to "fight in the trenches," they'll still end up not being where they could be and should be!

IBM had that problem in the days of OS/2, along with having too many lawyers on retainer who found more ways not to do something than to do something.......WOULDN'T work with OEMS like video chip makers. Had I been "Cookie Man" at the time, I'd fired 3/4 of the "suits" and EVERYONE in marketing!


Although I'm entering this conversation mid-stream, I agree with the Novell comment. Their marketing sucks. Sad, because their directory services are killer. NDS is and has always been superior to Microsoft's Active Directory. I can recall working with replication in my CNE courses a few years back, thinking "man, Novell can do directory services on Windows better than Microsoft can!"
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