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Re: [opensuse-marketing] Unique about openSUSE?
  • From: Bryen <suserocks@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:56:49 -0500
  • Message-id: <1225375009.3965.92.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I. On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 06:41 -0700, ricardo varas s wrote:
--- On Thu, 10/30/08, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <jbrockmeier@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier <jbrockmeier@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [opensuse-marketing] Unique about openSUSE?
To: "Adi Nugroho" <adi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: opensuse-marketing@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 10:21 AM
On 10/30/2008 05:33 AM, Adi Nugroho wrote:
(4) The stability. Yes, excluding openSUSE 11.0,
opensuse is a stable distro.
Hopefully, openSUSE 11.1 is stable again like ussual.

I hear stability a lot -- Is there anything specifically
about openSUSE
that is more stable than others?

Not looking to knock other distros or anything -- just want
to quantify
"stability" a little further.



Stability shows through well tested software we have in openSUSE. For
example, ubuntu lives with software that is mostly unstable, and there you
have a lot of problemas like applications freezing. And Mandriva used to hang
just too much to me so after a week never used it again.

-Ricardo Varas.

While I think Ricardo makes some great examples, are we able to quantify that
with any statistics that show users have fewer problems on openSUSE than others?

I think just using those examples without any real quantification runs
the risk of Joe having to respond to audience members saying "Hey, just
because that guy didn't install very well, or had bad hardware, don't
paint us as a crappy distro."

I'm sure the others do some testing. The focus should be then, why our
testing methodologies are better than theirs, thus leading to such
stability. Or is it because our upstream contributions usually give
birth first by testing on an openSUSE box?

Bryen Yunashko
openSUSE Board Member

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