Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 24th Oct 2004 04:20 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE The upcoming SUSE LINUX 9.2 has yet to hit the retail stores, but the product's two live CDs (with either KDE or GNOME) and a live DVD are now available for free download. Update: KDE shots and Gnome shots from the SuSE Live CDs.
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enloop
by craig on Mon 25th Oct 2004 04:32 UTC

enloop:
I understand "RedHat' objective is to make money ."
I have no problem with that.

I talking in terms of promotional value.
RedHat used to be a synonym of Linux in the eyes of many people.

In a book store computer section - a high percentage of the Linux books where devoted to RedHat. In computer stores - RedHat was always featured.

That's a lot of lost free publicity. Companies spend millions and IBM, Billions on promotion because it works.

Suse is the only thing left in most computer outlets - good for Suse - bad for RedHat.

I'm not saying Fedora is bad - it's not a ready to go solution. Someone evaluating Linux from a business point of view doesn't want to mess around trying to figure out what they have to download and install to get it working right.

Suse is now THE out-of-the-box-ready-to-go Linux solution, not RedHat.

Brand recognition makes a difference.