Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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RE: Any stat about suse?
by Elv13 on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 02:47 UTC in reply to "Any stat about suse?"
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SuSE is not really goind strong in America. I worked for various FOSS service shops over the years and all got to the point where they hated them so badly they advertised consumer to switch to RedHat. My first employer managed to be first class partner with Novell, but in the end, it did cost buisness, as it scared more people and bring no contracts in years. I was working in a mostly governemntal city. Most IT jobs were for them. They did have a lot of SUSE because they had a lot of Windows Server and Microsoft representative managed to sell them many SLES boxes, but how it was actually managed elude me to this day. All I saw personally was RHEL, Debian and CentOS. For my current employer, we used to have more SUSE evengelists, but these day, there is only one left, there is 15 peoples supporting RedHat and the other mostly work on embedded systems. So I don't think things go well for SUSE after the storm caused by the decline of Novell. I admire some of their work on OpenSUSE and like the OBS concept, but I don't think it is enough to save them in America. I heard that things are better in Europe, but I don't know for sure. I also strongly disaprove their policy of pushing ABI/API breakage in services packs. This is stupid and should never happen. You don't want to get "unresolved symbols" error after running that monster known as YaSt. Yet, they do this.

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