Linked by Adam S on Thu 19th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
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 cjcox on Thu 19th Jun 2008 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
cjcox
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Well.. you post was meant to incite.. but I'll focus on the end part. Why C# and Mono?

Did you know that Windows developers NOW have a completely free set of class libraries and infrastructure for which they can develope .Net applications? Not just .Net apps, but ones that can run both in Windows AND on Linux? Worthless? I don't think you're thinking very clearly. People are using the C# runtime and development environment AND class libraries from Mono to build applications on Windows platforms that Microsoft REFUSES to support. If you're still not convinced, I think you're living under a rock or something.

You'll just have to trust me that attempting genocide on the Windows community is NOT the right approach. Mono's approach is to provide a transition away from Microsoft's proprietary IDE, compiler and tools and onto a flexible platform that works everywhere.

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