Linked by Adam S on Thu 19th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
SuSE, openSUSE A new major release of Novell's community-supported distro openSUSE 11 is now available and can be downloaded from the mirrors. Linux Format has a hands-on look at the new installer, SLAB menu and Compiz Fusion, and weighs up whether the distro can fight competition from Ubuntu and Fedora. Is this the start of a new era for SUSE?
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RE[3]: Comment by satan666
by satan666 on Thu 19th Jun 2008 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
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Regarding their deal with MS: I think Novell just is being pragmatic.

Of course they are pragmatic, they are a private company. But there are many ways of doing business. There is the fair way and there is the Microsoft way. Novell saw that they had no chance against RedHat unless they allied themselves with Microsoft. So if they can't offer a better product they can offer a patent protected one. That's really low.

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