Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 has been released today. "This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
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RE[3]: Umm, not for me
by shapeshifter on Fri 5th Oct 2007 09:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Umm, not for me"
shapeshifter
Member since:
2006-09-19

just start using Windows


No, thank you, I'm quite happy with Slackware and Debian.

Because if you ripped out all the parts Suse and now Novell are contributing to you would be sitting as a command line


Care to name some?

Novell ist not simply repackaging like 99% of the +100 one-man-show Linux-distris


Umm, have they written their own kernel and gnu tools?

All Novell did was reach deep into their almost empty pocked (after being just about obliterated from the market by Microsoft) and bought themselves Suse and Ximian. Novell itself hasn't done anything new since Netware. And it took them over half a decade to even start to figure out what to do with Linux.

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RE[4]: Umm, not for me
by Erunno on Fri 5th Oct 2007 09:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Umm, not for me"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

Care to name some?

You wouldn't sit on the command line without Novells involvement (and money) but the Linux desktop would be in a far less enjoyable state. For instance, Novell pays developers for GNOME, KDE, Kernel and OpenOffice. They funded the development of Compiz, XGL, AppArmor and Mono (continued funding). There's bound to be more projects of which I don't know of. Here's an additional list with projects where openSUSE team members are involved:

http://en.opensuse.org/Novell_Supported_Projects

I'm actually quite surprised that you don't seem to be aware that you are probably using a lot of Novell-funded code.

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