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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE 2016: taking a picture of openSUSE today
  • From: "Manuel Trujillo (TooManySecrets)" <toomany@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:58:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <CAFhf0ay_zjNX6HqG9=AYwFYvPVWKm2JksP3OfgM1kEue0RqA1Q@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM, agustin benito bethencourt
<abebe@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
As you know openSUSE has a solid reputation about a heavy distro, and
for "heavy" I'm thinking about to be a slow system. This is one. I'm
using Linux since 1993 and I know more or less the Linux community.
This perception is changing, but in a slowly way. By the way, openSUSE
has a very strong reputation about to be a solid and stable distro.

And in terms of the project as a whole?

I think it's very unknown. There are other projects with much more
community (like Fedora or Ubuntu, for example). But I'm confident that
this will be changing in the future.

3.- What is your perception, your picture?

My picture is that openSUSE needs a Long Term Service (more than the 3
years that we can afford with the EverGreen program). I'm talking
about 5 years. If we can penetrate in the server market like Ubuntu
LTS (sorry for the comparisons but are inevitables), openSUSE will be
a very used and strong distro.

So in your opinion, increasing the maintenance cycle would be enough to get a
perception of being a competitor of Ubuntu LTS? Where (in which
niches/areas/market) do you think we could compete?

We are very strong in the areas of desktop and workstations, but if
all the system administrators could use openSUSE in the servers, the
developers could use more openSUSE because it would be the same as
used on servers. It may be stupid, but I have many years watching this
dynamic.
By the way I'm not saying that increasing the maintenance cycle will
be the only thing to do to be "The Option". There are other options to
work, such as making all OBS packages directly available in a search
from zypper / yast.

Cheers.

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