Birger Kollstrand a écrit :
So pleeeeease somebody, enlighten me :-) Is there any strategy available?
I have no clue about Novell strategy, but looking at what is available, we can have some ideas.
Say... Just this morning I was fed of the problems I have with 11.1 and wondered if I was not to change to an other distro, so I looked around me.
* I have a Mandriva cd (Mandriva One). But I see no online repositories and if I want more, say a dvd, I have to pay to have one. That said, they gives away CD by hundred.
* I have a debian mini CD, but aptitude is not that handy. I have to know what package I want and then apt-get install do a tremendous work. Yet the mini cd do not recognise the network cards I have, so the install fails... even after install with the cd1, I still have problem to reconfigure any service (you have to know any part of debian to be able to make this at hand - what are the init levels in debian?)
* I have an ubuntu cd. 8.04 LTS is very attractive. But I have yet to test it to see if I wont be down to aptitude very soon, no dvd and repositories are debians
So may be I will try to move my 11.0 install to an other, bigger, partition.
I have plenty of problems with the 11.1, but the only really blocking is the intel wifi driver not working, so I can't use it out of my house! given the 11.0 one works perfectly, it looks like a simple problem, but it's well know (many bug reports) and not yet solved.
So what? openSUSE is largely the more friendly Linux distribution, with the most impressive number of incorporated packages, with all at hand, a very strong community (think of Packman!!) and the larger scope: one can make an openSUSE headless server, an openSUSE fancy desktop, whatever he wants, all with the same well known distribution.
So what can Novell do better: lot of things, but the new bugzilla shows the bug solving problem is understood and the last openSUSE 11.1 box had stickers (and even a very handy diode light :-))