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Re: [opensuse] openSuSE to be sold to Vmware?
  • From: Lew Wolfgang <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 11:32:23 -0700
  • Message-id: <4C9262B7.9030100@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 09/16/2010 07:56 AM, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
On Thursday 16 September 2010, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
Funny; rarely see this kind of reply to a *negative* comment. But post
a positive comment and the list will find some way to disregard it.

Every time someone says opensuse-is-awful I'm going to continue to
counter that opensuse-is-great.

There was NO disregard in my comment, and I don't backup the negative comment
by Lew Wolfgang. What's more as he does not say what didn't work he's
obviously not asking for help but just getting rid of his anger.

Yes, I admit to my anger. I think I did mention what wasn't working on this
particular laptop, I'll mention them again.

1. The "tap to select" function on the mouse scratch pad didn't work
2. The screen would completely freeze intermittently before upgrade to KDE 4.5.
3. Intermittent shorter freezes after upgrading to KDE 4.5. (dbus issue?)
4. Suspend on lid-close didn't work.
5. Old "legacy" Intel video driver was installed, couldn't find newer version.

openSuSE *is* great, but it *may* make the blood of someone boil because the
great system does not work well on every computer. I run SuSE on my laptops
because it IS great and it DOES work - better than others on these machines.
I run another distribution on my workstation, because that distribution does
work *better* than SuSE on that particular machine. That's all.

I agree.

My point was that it's wrong to go around shouting that SuSE is bad, just
because one's own experience was bad on one machine. But just saying that
SuSE is great because it works for ME does not make it great for others...
some may really have problems with it.

I was also frustrated by reading that unixheads was shutting down, which has the effect of leaving only two openSuSE mirrors in the US. Both of those mirrors have reputations for poor bandwidth, leading to a discussion of "why doesn't Novell just spend a few hundred $ per month to guarantee a good mirror for the US"? The fit-and-finish of Ubunto is just noticeably better than openSuSE at this point in time. Is this a reflection of Canonical spending more money on their flagship than Novell is spending on their's?

So anyway the good in your counterstrike is to stress that openSuSE does work
(for most users I suppose).

I suppose and hope too.


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