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SuSE, openSUSE A new major release of Novell's community-supported distro openSUSE 11 is now available and can be downloaded from the mirrors. Linux Format has a hands-on look at the new installer, SLAB menu and Compiz Fusion, and weighs up whether the distro can fight competition from Ubuntu and Fedora. Is this the start of a new era for SUSE?
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RE[3]: Comment by satan666
by ljgshkg on Thu 19th Jun 2008 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
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Yeah. If you talk about J2EE vs .NET, I'd say .NET takes much less time to get familiar with and the time of development is quite a bit shorter (at least for me).

Many people and businesses would like to host their ASP.NET pages and services, etc. on Linux. Those are somewhat supported by Mono. However, ASP.NET and other technologices "built on" .NET Framework are not "free" like the .NET framework. Which means using Mono to operate your ASP.NET site (etc.) is arguably violating licenses of Mircoroft.

With Novel's deal, people and business can really "feel safe" and use Linux as their web servers while still implementing systems with .NET Framework.

I don't think Novel and businesses are really worry about Microsoft suing them for "patents" on Linux and those foundation open source projects. But definitely, patent and licenses of technologies built on .NET Framework is something to conisider about for businesses.

Edited 2008-06-19 17:22 UTC

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