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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[5]: Good for them.
by Soulbender on Fri 21st Nov 2008 19:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good for them."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

I dont see how people whining about Kubuntu makes openSUSE the best KDE distro.
I'm pretty happy with it, more than I've ever been with KDE before. I'm sure openSUSE is a fine KDE distro though, i just dont understand this neverending "my-distro-is-better-than-yours" pissing contest.

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RE[6]: Good for them.
by KugelKurt on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 01:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Good for them."
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

I dont see how people whining about Kubuntu makes openSUSE the best KDE distro.

Strange. I see quite a few comments under that blog post that openSUSE is the best KDE distro.


I'm pretty happy with it, more than I've ever been with KDE before. I'm sure openSUSE is a fine KDE distro though, i just dont understand this neverending "my-distro-is-better-than-yours" pissing contest.

It's no "pissing contest" when many actual KDE developers who have no affiliation with Novell/openSUSE like Aaron Seigo advise openSUSE due its qualities.
It's no "pissing contest" when the KDE team points to openSUSE Live CDs when people want to try KDE.
It's no "pissing contest" when ArsTechnica writes "OpenSUSE 11 out, offers best KDE 4 experience" <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080620-first-look-opensuse-1... or "The OpenSUSE KDE environment is among the best, which is why we have typically used OpenSUSE as our reference platform for KDE testing." <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081023-first-look-opensuse-1...
It's no "pissing contest" when people post screenshots like http://www.flickr.com/photos/19616885@N00/2991042741/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/19616885@N00/2991047111/ to point out Kubuntu's flaws compared to openSUSE.

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RE[7]: Good for them.
by Soulbender on Mon 24th Nov 2008 12:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Good for them."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Uh wow, Incomplete German translation. Somehow I fail to care or consider this a major flaw. I guess openSUSE fails too then since it has no complete Tagalog translation.
I get no ugly or broken tray icons other than what is expected in KDE 4.1.x.
I really don't care if openSUSE is the "best" or not. That's no reason for it not to be other KDE4 distros.
Is Kubuntu flawed? Certainly. Is openSUSE flawed? It still has Yast (among other flaws) so in my opinion, certainly.

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RE[7]: Good for them.
by Soulbender on Mon 24th Nov 2008 12:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Good for them."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Uh wow, Incomplete German translation. Somehow I fail to care or consider this a major flaw. I guess openSUSE fails too then since it has no complete Tagalog translation.
I get no ugly or broken tray icons other than what is expected in KDE 4.1.x.
I really don't care if openSUSE is the "best" or not. That's no reason for it not to be other KDE4 distros.
Is Kubuntu flawed? Certainly. Is openSUSE flawed? It still has Yast (among other flaws) so in my opinion, certainly.

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