Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Attachmate now owns Novell and therefore, by extension, also owns SUSE and openSUSE. With Oracle currently doing everything in its power to thoroughly destroy what's left of Sun's open source commitments, scepticism abound about the future of SUSE, and more specifically of openSUSE. Attachmate's CEO has answered some questions about the future of SUSE and openSUSE, and as far as words go, it's looking good.
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RE: It's all about management
by Neolander on Sat 30th Apr 2011 08:29 UTC in reply to "It's all about management"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

from my brief (by no means thorough) Googling, ARM can be a pain in the ass for Linux users.

I'm interested to know what problems exactly linux on ARM encounters. I suspect that it has to do with the much more proprietary hardware ecosystem, but am a lot more interested in what actually happens than what I think happens ;)

Edited 2011-04-30 08:30 UTC

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RE[2]: It's all about management
by Radio on Sat 30th Apr 2011 10:13 in reply to "RE: It's all about management"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Lack of optimisation, because each ARM vendor makes his variant of the base design they licence from ARM. Texas Instruments opens well its OMAP variant, but nVidia is far slower and less open.

Add on that the fact there is a far larger variety of hardware on the ARM plaform (wifi and graphical chipsets, touchscreen, accelerometer, camera, and bootloader - chen it is not locked), and the net result is so much fragmentation and target hardware so small that we are largely dependent on the vendor to get enough code and data to adapt a functional linux.

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Vanger Member since:
2007-11-28

As always, we are largely dependent on the community to code enough code and get enough data to adapt the Linux kernel.

Toshiba AC100 hacking efforts are an early bird of what will come, I presume.

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