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Re: [opensuse-project] Strategy sucks
  • From: Charles Wight <charles.wight@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 02:04:32 -0500
  • Message-id: <4C8DCD00.30103@xxxxxxxxx>
On 09/13/2010 01:17 AM, jdd wrote:
Le 13/09/2010 07:04, Charles Wight a écrit :

I am simply expressing an opinion: OpenSUSE is loosing market share and
mind share to Ubuntu and Fedora because the quality is declining!
may be it's your opinion, but I'm not sure it's the truth.
I'm not sure either ... but I know I would like to see OpenSUSE do better!
The Ubuntu growth come before any significant change in openSUSE.

The only drawback I see in openSUSE from Ubuntu (on our regions,
nobody know of Fedora) is the strict "open" philosophy, making ot a
bit difficult to include mp3 and libdvdcss.

I think "restricted" format handling is VERY important, assuming that OpenSUSE/Novell actually desire increased market presence. New users, whether technically astute or not, will expect the OS to handle all their illegally downloaded mp3, m4a, wmv, and xxx files gracefully. Getting OpenSUSE to play "restricted formats" has actually become increasingly difficult over the last several years. Fedora (actually gstreamer properly implemented) handles "restricted formats" almost transparently. And this horse is really dead ....


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