Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
Thread beginning with comment 179344
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Er.... Content?
by Adam S on Mon 6th Nov 2006 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Er.... Content?"
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

>> I, for one, don't have much time during the day
>> to compile source, choose-download-install packages
>> on my own.

> Nor do most users; but in fact it's quite easy to
> set up a cron job to do this kind of thing
> automatically

Um... easy for whom?? Who exactly can setup a cron job to download sources and compile applications? I'd venture to say that the vast majority of people IN THIS FIELD don't know how to do that.

If that's not a techie talking to a techie crowd, I don't know what is!

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[4]: Er.... Content?
by twenex on Mon 6th Nov 2006 20:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Er.... Content?"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

There's such a thing as KCron, you know.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[4]: Er.... Content?
by somebody on Mon 6th Nov 2006 21:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Er.... Content?"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Wow, I really wonder in which century you live:)

Up from FC5 (now FC6), I decided to have one desktop where not even one piece of software is not compiled by me, you could call it "point'n'click fun experiment"

While FC5 lacked few things FC6 lacks nothing. And it is regularly updated without any cron job or compile. I even installed 32-bit FFox2 with flash9 on it, without a single terminal usage.

The only advanced action was running Alacarte (after first boot) and disabling Terminal menu icon, so I can't mistakenly take a shortcut.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[5]: Er.... Content?
by Adam S on Mon 6th Nov 2006 21:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Er.... Content?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I decided to have one desktop where not even one piece of software is not compiled by me

You're joking, right? I know you are. Ha ha ha, you're funny! See, because you're implication is that everyone compiles from source right? And we know this is true.

That's why people have coded APT/DEB, Synaptic, Yum, Yast, Xandros Networks, PBIs, Click N' Run, Conary, etc. Because building from source is such a commonplace thing, right?

Most desktop users don't use cron for anything. In fact, I'd wager most don't even know what it is.

Reply Parent Score: 1