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."
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RE[7]: Er.... Content?
by Adam S on Mon 6th Nov 2006 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Er.... Content?"
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

It seems like those went down the road where dodo and dinosaurs vanished and use precompiled packages now.

Shouldn't they, though? I mean, seriously, who WANTS to compile packages? Isn't the idea to make computing easier?

I would love to never have to compile anything ever again. Installing Bugzilla was a nightmare - setting up CPAN, modifying the settings, editing the config files, installing all the modules, fighting with some of them. This kind of stuff should just go away in favor of simpler computing.

Sometimes, I think people enjoy making things difficult because it gets you into an imagined elite. But believe me, the goal of computing ought to be to make things EASIER.

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RE[8]: Er.... Content?
by somebody on Mon 6th Nov 2006 22:45 in reply to "RE[7]: Er.... Content?"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Sometimes, I think people enjoy making things difficult because it gets you into an imagined elite. But believe me, the goal of computing ought to be to make things EASIER.

Exactly, this is how Gentoo came to be elitist distro. I was waiting for some uber-Gentoo distro to pop up with moto: "real elite types their kernel from daily printed pages with a help of simple WAP & IR enabled phone directly from svn". Sad side of this idea is that there would still be elitists who would pop on forums and preach how easy job this is.

Edited 2006-11-06 22:48

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RE[8]: Er.... Content?
by twenex on Mon 6th Nov 2006 22:46 in reply to "RE[7]: Er.... Content?"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Shouldn't they, though? I mean, seriously, who WANTS to compile packages? Isn't the idea to make computing easier?

Hmm, well gee I guess developers find it pretty handy to be able to compile packages.

But that isn't the point. You keep making it sound as if SuSE is the only route to an "easy" Linux desktop. With such an attitude you might as well be saying that Linux will never get anywhere because MS pwnz the desktop and you have to do everything via the commandline in Linux. Not true at all.

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RE[9]: Er.... Content?
by Adam S on Mon 6th Nov 2006 23:02 in reply to "RE[8]: Er.... Content?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

With such an attitude you might as well be saying

BEEP! BEEP! Strawman alert! BEEP! BEEP!

I might as well be, but I didn't. Don't argue something I didn't say, argue what I *DID* say.

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