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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SuSe...
by hackus on Sun 1st May 2011 16:42 UTC
hackus
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2006-06-28

I give SuSe about 2-3 years, then it is probably shut down or castrated.

The Board of Attachmate is colluded. In about 6 months, expect the first release of the new SuSe distro under Attachemate leadership to be crap.

They will announce "changes" which include old world thinking such as the closing of the web site to only customers and a large precipitous drop in programmer contributions.
(They will basically lay everyone off to increase revenue.)

Next up for the scrap heap: RedHat.

-Hack

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RE: SuSe...
by pantheraleo on Sun 1st May 2011 16:52 in reply to "SuSe..."
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Next up for the scrap heap: RedHat.


You might be right about SuSE. But I don't see Red Hat going to the scrap heap anytime soon. They have too many customers, and too many business partners. Red Hat is pretty much the dominant unix OS in the the enterprise today.

I do see Red Hat as an attractive acquisition target though. Possibly either IBM or VMWare might be interested in buying them.

Edited 2011-05-01 16:57 UTC

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