On 2/17/21 8:10 PM, Daniel Noga wrote:
Though to be honest, I want to update my linux system about as often
as I change Win OS's. Win 7 was out for about 12 years w/support. I was
an early adopter and am still using it. But never was Win7 keeping me
from using new programs (well until recently). How many progs from
an opensuse release from 2008 would work on a system from today?
How much do you
pay for openSUSE and how much did you pay for Windows?
Please, we should never use this argument. To say "openSUSE is free, so don't
expect the quality of payed system" destroys all the hard work invested in it.
With these attitude we can simply put on https://get.opensuse.org/
some big red
warning "Don't use it, it is free and therefore it is bad". And I think,
I think you missed one part in his argument where he mentioned the 12 years of support
for a single release and this is certainly something that you don't get for free
in openSUSE or any other Linux distribution.
The fact that Microsoft provided 12 years of free software updates for Windows 7
is rather unusual. If you want to get long-term support over such a long period
for a Linux distribution, you usually have to pay for it because the maintainers
to provide these updates are being paid for that - I'm one of them.
Linux is free software as in free speech, not as in free beer.