Linked by David Adams on Thu 20th Nov 2008 04:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian Two years ago, Microsoft and Novell inked a landmark deal on patents and Linux-to-Windows interoperability. According to Microsoft and Novell, it's a deal that has shown dramatic momentum in its second year, with a triple digit percentage increase in customers for a total tally of more than 200 customers. "I was surprised at the number of over 200 customers, so I actually went back and double checked it just to make sure," Susan Heystee, General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances at Novell told InternetNews.com. "That represents over 250 percent growth in terms of the number of customers that are part of the partnership which is really great. A real positive surprise has been the great customer momentum."
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RE[4]: Good for them.
by Clinton on Thu 20th Nov 2008 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good for them."
Clinton
Member since:
2005-07-05

The last OpenSuse is far from being bloated at all, and all the community should look at it seriously.
It is polished, stable and succeed where Ubuntu still fails : stable set up tools, no need of the terminal.


Ubuntu fails at stable set up tools and needing the terminal? That's news to me. I just set up several Ubuntu machines and experienced no problems with the setup, nor did I have to use the terminal.

I do use the terminal because it is a powerful tool on Linux -- actually, the terminal is one of those "killer apps" on Linux in my opinion -- but I certainly didn't have to.

However, even if Ubuntu did "fail" at these two things, being Debian based, it would still be worth the hassle just for dpkg.

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RE[5]: Good for them.
by KugelKurt on Fri 21st Nov 2008 19:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Good for them."
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Ubuntu fails at stable set up tools and needing the terminal? That's news to me. I just set up several Ubuntu machines and experienced no problems with the setup, nor did I have to use the terminal.

I have an honest question: How do I fine-grained modifications of a user account -- which groups one account belongs to? The user accounts applet is too simplistic for me. I used the terminal to modify accounts.

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RE[6]: Good for them.
by Soulbender on Fri 21st Nov 2008 20:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Good for them."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

How do I fine-grained modifications of a user account -- which groups one account belongs to?


Uh, that is perfectly possible to do with the users accounts applet. I know, I did when i set up Virtualbox. In Kubuntu you can either use the "Groups" tab in the main window or the "Groups" tab in the user properties. In Ubuntu/Xubuntu you click the "Manage Groups" button. The Kubuntu applet is a bit better at it, imho. Pretty hard to miss though.

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