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[4]: Comment by satan666
by segedunum on Thu 19th Jun 2008 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by satan666"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

Mono can help people port over their .net apps they're writing on Windows. A lot of what's stopping some bussineses from crossing the OS-border is that they have software written in .NET.

Wine doesen't help here. Mono does.

I think you'll find that the vast majority of Windows applications out there, both internal and shrink wrapped, are COM and Win32 based - despite Microsoft's pleas for us all to rewrite perfectly working applications in .Net for zero return on investment, and to blow both our legs off by using a ton of pointless technologies pulled straight out of an MSDN magazine. Just because they're so cool. Really, they are.

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/APIWar.html

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RE[5]: Comment by satan666
by TLZ_ on Fri 20th Jun 2008 07:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by satan666"
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2007-02-05

Well, alot of internal stuff is actually written in Access(No joke!) many places. (Yes I know, it sounds crazy!)

Since Microsoft seems to be slowly killing Access(+ SQL Server) as a low-end dev plattform(not really sure you could even call it that, but it's being used that way anyway...). Becase of this many are writing their clients in other stuff, and very often this is .NET

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RE[6]: Comment by satan666
by segedunum on Fri 20th Jun 2008 17:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by satan666"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Since Microsoft seems to be slowly killing Access(+ SQL Server) as a low-end dev plattform

The standard response to that sort of thing is not to upgrade. That's why you still see Office 97 kicking around in an awful lot of places.

Becase of this many are writing their clients in other stuff, and very often this is .NET

No they're not. Very, very, very, very few are rewriting anything in .Net because there is zero return on investment, as I'd pointed out. No one is going to rewrite anything that simply does exactly what the old system does, but with different code, running on the same operating system. If anything new gets written, it's generally written with the old tools such is the inertia of old code.

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