Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 21:04 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Novell on Mar. 1 announced preliminary financial results for its 2007 fiscal year first quarter, showing net revenue of USD 230 million. The first quarter's revenue represented a decline of USD 12 million, or about 5 percent, from the prior year's first quarter revenue of USD 242 million. Despite the unexceptional overall results during the first fiscal quarter 2007, however, Novell reported USD 15 million of revenue from Linux Platform Products, up 46 percent year-over-year, and USD 91 million of invoicing, up a whopping 659 percent year-over-year. Linux - make no doubt about it - is Novell's future."
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Yes, SuSE is heavy. I don't use it myself, but when testing it I had to tweak it a bit to turn it into something usable. For what I remember:

- Using KDE instead of gnome
- Disabling AppArmour
- Removing mono and all packages that depend on it (this was the biggest gain by far, but it can only be done in KDE, IIRC).
- Going to the services in YAST and stopping everything I wasn't sure I needed.

After doing this I won't say it screamed, but at least it was on par with the mainstream distros.

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