Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Jun 2006 09:59 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian According to a Novell confidential memo dated June 14, Novell is delaying its next release of both the server and desktop versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 "to address final issues with our new package management, registration, and update system and also fix the remaining blocker defects."
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RE[2]: Good
by Buffalo Soldier on Tue 20th Jun 2006 10:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Good"
Buffalo Soldier
Member since:
2005-07-06

Interesting thread this is going to be. I'm really looking forward to all the excuses why for a Linux company it's okay, but for MS it's not ;) .

It's not okay for any company (FLOSS or even proprietary) to delay a release of product MANY MANY times.

It's considerable if they did it once or twice.

MS delays for so many times plus they are pulling out features. (Sorry I don't have the exact duration. Anyone remembers how many years Vista has been delayed?)

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RE[3]: Good
by mym6 on Tue 20th Jun 2006 16:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Good"
mym6 Member since:
2005-08-26

Depends on how you look at it. I came across a statement by someone at MS saying after Windows 2000 was released they should/would follow a faster release cycle, much like OSX is now. If you go by that schedule, they're like...5 years late.

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RE[3]: Good
by enloop on Tue 20th Jun 2006 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Good"
enloop Member since:
2005-11-13

>>"It's not okay for any company (FLOSS or even proprietary) to delay a release..."

Why not? They don't have to tell us anything about their development process and their release plans. They owe us nothing. They'd be justified in keeping their mouths shut until the product was ready to ship.

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