Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
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by KenJackson on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:47 UTC
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In other words, before throwing out the baby of a great Linux distribution with the bathwater of open-source political correctness, I want to see how Novell's role in all this plays out.

That's a good line, and not altogether unreasonable.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. What I like isn't proprietary or open-source software. What I like is software that works, and works well. And, by that pragmatic yardstick, SLED is still the desktop to beat, in my book.

Very pragmatic. I'm not a SUSE user, so I can't comment on how it works, but I find this viewpoint to be reasonable.

Also, he didn't say this, but the mass abandonment a favorite distro is a powerful weapon which shouldn't be shouldered lightly. It would be better if users wait until Microsoft or Novel does something abhorrent and then abandon SUSE en mass to drive home the point.

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