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Re: [opensuse] Philosophical question?


On 06/14/2018 04:47 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:

To add to the historical chain, it was the implosion of Madrake that pushed
me (and a fair number of others to SuSE) Mandrake had just chosen to add a
corporate owner and things went downhill rapidly. It was unable to make the
jump from pure linux distro to a corporate model with commercial viability and
it died (only to re-emerge for a period of time a Mandriva (nick named
mandribble) and then again faded into obscurity.

That brought me here with the release of 7.0 (Air), installed from a nice
boxed set. Yast, at the time, provided a very good and very simple install.

<snip>

So why openSuSE? Well, it does a pretty damn good job with all 6, now offers
both released versions and a rolling release (tumbleweed), and it has always
excelled with providing an exceptional community (this list) for both new and
experienced users, the recent squabbles notwithstanding.


David, one of these days I'm going to drive over and knock on your door and buy the coffee (or beverage of your choice). You're only about 2 or 3 hours from here (nw of Denton). Thanks for your insight. I seem to remember also moving to opensuse when Mandrake died. Before that I had an AT&T unix pc. Glad those days are gone.


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