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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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> But man is this thing heavy. I just don't get it. And no, it's not Beagle. It's not Kerry. Neither one do I have running. Even when I leave my computer on for several days. I've seen Suse on other computers. It's just slow by comparison.

What exactly do you mean with heavy?

When I compare openSUSE with (K)Ubuntu I must say that the responsiveness of KDE and Gnome is much better on openSUSE! I tried it on Aspire 1353 and Thinkpad Z61m.

Start time of applications varies: some start faster under openSUSE other start faster under (K)Ubuntu.

The only thing which is slower, is boot time under openSUSE compared with (K)Ubuntu. But this equalizes a little bit if you enable all system processes under (K)Ubuntu like preload, sth. comparable to AppArmor, a firewall like Guarddog etc.

After doing that boot time difference wasn't that much any more.

All in all I cannot confirm that openSUSE is heavy or slow in any means.

And memory consumption is not worse compared with other Linux distributions if you enable Beagle and all that stuff there...

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