Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Attachmate now owns Novell and therefore, by extension, also owns SUSE and openSUSE. With Oracle currently doing everything in its power to thoroughly destroy what's left of Sun's open source commitments, scepticism abound about the future of SUSE, and more specifically of openSUSE. Attachmate's CEO has answered some questions about the future of SUSE and openSUSE, and as far as words go, it's looking good.
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RE[2]: As far as words go....
by gfolkert on Sat 30th Apr 2011 14:16 UTC in reply to "RE: As far as words go...."
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Here is a quote I fully believe and completely backup:

Novell's Directory Services is a competitive product to Microsoft's Active Directory in much the same way that the Saturn V is a competitive product to those dinky little model rockets that kids light off down at the playfield. -- Thane Walkup

I'm an NCE from the 2.x through 5.x years... Bindery was very good... NetWare v4.0 and 4.01 were complete and utter shiitake. I went through upgrades and nobody really understood a "directory service" about 4.10 they got it right. 4.11 was superior and it just went on from there. NetWare was by far the best File and Print services system at the time and GroupWise v5.5 turned out to be a far better e-mail system than Exchange ever was (and still it IMO... Exchange sucks in comparison). I just weep at the MSAD success, while NDS/eDir just laid down and fell over.

Its really STILL is a much better Directory Service, just that nobody uses it for anything more than an LDAP server on steroids now.

Oh well. lets move on. MSAD is shit, it has so many limitations "Per Forest" and "Per Tree" its not even funny. Collisions can and do still happen all the time. The replication between servers is shit (compared to eDir's method) and MSAD's replication is crap compared to slapd and slurpd.

Ok, so enough of MSAD being a crap... YUM, I love its taste... as long as I can wash it down with significant amounts of Dark Rum.

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