Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 15th Jun 2006 02:20 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE Microsoft's delay with the release of Windows Vista has left enough wiggle room for other players to pursue the desktop operating system market. An old Microsoft rival, Novell, is angling to seize the day with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, a desktop OS geared to beat Vista in cost, manageability and features.
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Third party applications
by toogreen on Thu 15th Jun 2006 07:40 UTC
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I read the whole article and I thought it was pretty accurate, although I didn't like when he describes how hard it is to install software. He's actually right about "third party" applications I guess... But what exactly mean "third party" in the linux world? Aren't a lot of them already available as packages through YaSt or something like Synaptic? I dunno about SUSE cuz I didn't try it yet but under Ubuntu I find it actually much easier to install software, and I can find most of what I need through synaptic, even (3rd party?) stuff like Skype, etc. If the software installation is so bad in SUSE it's sad cuz in the case of this article it just gives a false image of Linux in general to people who read this article and never tried Linux... :-(

As soon as people understand that the process of installing applications under Linux is different I think Linux is a winner on this one!

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