Am Sonntag, 28. Juni 2015, 05:50:46 schrieb Sam M.:
I don't like Leap, I don't really like Oak,
Doesn't mean they wouldn't work.
You wouldn't have liked "Mint" either.
and openSUSE Home Server
sounds like Windows XP Home Edition. In other words, stripped down
with an ugly color scheme. Is openSUSE stripped down, meant to be for
home use? It can be, or it doesn't have to be. You can use openSUSE as
a production server out of the box. I'm not saying I am the master at
finding the right name for the next release, but thus far, my personal
feeling is more discussion is needed -- a lot more. Hell, we could
even just call it 13.3.
Worst solution imaginable. A complete waste of opportunity.
You won't have something like the integration of the SUSE-packages every year.
I think a name would be cool, but a lot of people around forums, IRC,
etc., are already expecting 13.3. My personal feeling, though, is that
with the right name; something that has meaning and that's catchy,
Yeah - catchy but not "tacky", right?
Fullfill your own criteria and come up with one. At least try to.
Instead of simply saying "Don't like this" / "Don't like
isn't a name that was chosen then reverse engineered to fit the
Top left on my sheet with ideas:
openSUSE Leap. Right beside it: Longterm/Leading edge
I later found "Powerful" better than "Proven". But that's part of
So much for "reverse engineered".
is one that could bring more people into openSUSE and
garner more interest in SLES & SLED. This was a hot topic on the
mailing list earlier, and the right name is a good first stepping
stone. A positive result from that is Micro Focus International
benefits from the increased interest in SUSE products and potentially
exceeds their quarterly revenue targets, and those benefits are then
fed back onto the backs of the openSUSE community. That's a symbiotic
relationship which is important in my view.
On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 5:08 AM, Martin Schlander
> Søndag den 28. juni 2015 13:14:28 skrev Jay:
>> Am Sonntag, 28. Juni 2015, 10:50:16 schrieb Martin Schlander:
>> > any outsider will associate "Leap" with something dynamic and
>> > innovative,
>> > i.e. the polar opposite of what openSUSE 42 stands for.
>> > (in this context "outsiders" includes even current casual users
>> > openSUSE).
>> Leap does not exlusively imply "the latest and greatest".
>> Given all the flimsy and shaky software out there, ever more
>> disruptive desktop-designs causing disrupted workflows etc. etc.
>> an openSUSE-release fortified by "tried and reliable components" (as
>> alternative for "old software" - as you put it)
>> would definitely constitute a "Leap".
>> At least for those who are looking for a stable, reliable, no-hassle OS
>> that simply does its job and doesn't give them headaches on a daily
>> And if I'm not mistaken that's a target group of significant size.
>> Just look at Windows XP - MS virtually had to force users to give it up.
>> In addition, the prospect of a smooth transition might also encourage
>> not-so-daring new users to take the "leap" to Linux.
>> Nevertheless: if you have a better solution - most welcome!
> I already made my suggestion. "openSUSE Home Server", or maybe that
> be "openSUSE SOHO Server" (as in small office/home office) to not
> discourage small businesses from jumping aboard.
> There's nothing poetic or abstract about the name. It's just to the point
> and clear to everyone, no lengthy explanation needed.
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