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[opensuse-project] Re: survey draft for 3rd party software on openSUSE
  • From: Craig Millar <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 15:24:11 +0100
  • Message-id: <20070515142411.GB8615@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 15/05/07 05:09 -0700, Kai Ponte wrote:
> SUSE only has the ability to function - in my opinion - because of the
> nice integration with software packages, the excellent management tool
> (YaST) not present on other distros
> (http://www.perfectreign.com/?q=node/56), and the easy way to add
> multimedia via Guru and/or Packman.
> 
> Add in "official" Novell-purchased licenses for multimedia and I'd be
> willing to bet people will come. I've heard often that people purchase
> Xandros and Linspire simply because of their ability to "do"
> multimedia.

Novell-purchased licenses are going to have to be recouped from the users and
I think it's important not to underestimate the attraction of free (as in
beer) software. I for one would rather spend 20 minutes getting my sources
together than having to pay for, for eg, an mp3 license. Especially as I live
in Europe! ;-)

Craig
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