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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jabbotts
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Sweet! I'll be watching for a package update in Debian's repositories; hopefully it's not a version update that will get stuck in Deb Testing rather than being included into Deb Stable.

Now, if someone would just fix the Samba "resource unavailable" nonsence. I have one machine that has no issue reading Samba shares off my NAS and another machine build from the exact same package list and config script which consistently returns the "unavailable" error. Dolphin displays it as "password incorrect" when it's not and smb4k just repeatedly asks for the uname/passwd regardless of what config settings I change. Since they are both relying on mount.cifs, I blame the "unavailable" error.

Samba itself is a necessary evil in it's own right which I'd drop like a hot potato if Windows wasn't so NIH objectionable to any other network sharing standard. (why on earth is there still no native SSH in Windows and what I would do for a native sshfs for windows cause any of the implementations tried so far suck).

But that news about Dolphin is happiness. Thank you for that.

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