Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 09:39 UTC, submitted by sonic1001
SuSE, openSUSE Novell will be launching a community-based Linux distribution, OpenSuSE, at next week's LinuxWorld in San Francisco, according to sources close to the company. Following in the footsteps of Red Hat Inc. with its successful Fedora Project Linux distribution, Novell Inc. will be opening up its Linux development efforts with OpenSuSE, sources said.
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Too Late
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 09:54 UTC

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Too late, Ubuntu (+ Kubuntu) already became The Desktop Distro (see distrowatch.com statistics). Unless somebody invent really new and revolutionary distro, there will be increasing trend of "ubuntu & others" world, IMO.

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RE: Too Late
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 10:01 in reply to "Too Late"
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2005-06-29

It's deffo no too late. I've tested the latest SuSE release for a few weeks, and I was really impressed. They did large cuts on what gets installedd in the default install, and it was quite fast too. Sane defaults and all.

Other than that, SuSE still has things that (K)Ubuntu can only dream of: decent system management tools (YaST) and a complete graphical boot/shutdown.

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RE[2]: Too Late
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 11:24 in reply to "RE: Too Late"
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but who needs to boot/shutdown so many times ?

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RE[2]: Too Late
by matthew_i on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 13:31 in reply to "RE: Too Late"
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2005-07-14

Graphical boot? Come on, that does not improve useability at all. Maybe if you said a faster boot. And last time I checked, SuSE's graphical boot was done in kernel space using a modified boot splash. The Ubuntu people will be doing this right, completely in user space.

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RE: Too Late
by ralph on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 10:02 in reply to "Too Late"
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2005-07-10

Jesus, even though I am using Ubuntu and really love the distro, I'm really getting tired of all these Ubuntu trolls that give this great distro a bad name.

There isn't any distro that is "The Desktop Distro" and in case you didn't notice it, Ubuntu isn't only aimed at the desktop, but is also in the process of becoming a valid option for servers and Suse isn't only aimed at the Desktop, far from it.

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v RE[2]: Too Late
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 10:25 in reply to "RE: Too Late"
RE[2]: Too Late
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 17:33 in reply to "RE: Too Late"
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I am not a troll but Ubuntu smells funny to me (in the Yopper sense)--I tried installing the Kubuntu and frankly it is a second rate distrubtion that has no place being number one on distrowatch (do they pay there employees to click on the links everyday, how else does a distro become #1 over night esceally when there are many better options). No graphical installer and this is supposed to be desktop friendly you are kidding me? It gave me a 640 by 480 (on a generic intel integrated video card) desktop with no options to change it, user friendly wise, and when i editing the config and restarted the x server nothing changed.

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RE: Too Late
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 10:14 in reply to "Too Late"
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distrowatch.com statistics are not much more than a current hype indicator: First it was Knoppix, then Gentoo, followed by MEPIS and at the moment it's Ubuntu with almost twice as much "votes" than the second placed one.

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RE[2]: Too Late
by greg on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 13:16 in reply to "RE: Too Late"
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2005-07-06

distrowatch.com statistics are not much more than a current hype indicator:

Obviously. What else would it be? An indicator for The Distro Most Likely To Kill Debian?

The fact is Ubuntu has ruled that list since a couple of months after its' release. No other distro has came close. This is a brand new type of hype that certainly distrowatch has never seen before. Maybe, just Maybe, Ubuntu is considered to be a better OS than all the others... maybe the rest of you geeks need to face up to this.

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RE: Too Late
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 14:17 in reply to "Too Late"
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Ubuntu isn't a revolutionary distro at all! A very very normal debian-based distribution.

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