Linked by David Adams on Thu 20th Nov 2008 04:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian Two years ago, Microsoft and Novell inked a landmark deal on patents and Linux-to-Windows interoperability. According to Microsoft and Novell, it's a deal that has shown dramatic momentum in its second year, with a triple digit percentage increase in customers for a total tally of more than 200 customers. "I was surprised at the number of over 200 customers, so I actually went back and double checked it just to make sure," Susan Heystee, General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances at Novell told "That represents over 250 percent growth in terms of the number of customers that are part of the partnership which is really great. A real positive surprise has been the great customer momentum."
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RE[4]: Good for them.
by Herolint on Thu 20th Nov 2008 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good for them."
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The last OpenSuse is far from being bloated at all

Things may have changed since I last used it, but historically, OpenSuSE has indeed been slow and bloated. On top of that, the net install wasn't very intuitive and if you didn't use the net install, you had to download a big DVD or several CD images.

It is polished, stable and succeed where Ubuntu still fails : stable set up tools, no need of the terminal.

I'd have to agree with the other commenter. This statement is not accurate.

That's why I would only recommend Suse to beginners.

You are entitled to your own opinions, but I'd prefer to see some positive comments about why you feel that way rather than an inaccurate tearing down of another distro. They're all Linux and therefore all good, right?

Honnestly, there is really too much noise about the agreements

The Novell and Microsoft agreement is lame and Novell contributes a ton to OpenSuSE, so they're related. The story is about the agreement, so perhaps we should turn the page on the OpenSuSE vs. Ubuntu discussion and come back to the page about the lame Microsoft deal.

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