Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 23:38 UTC, submitted by sb56637
SuSE, openSUSE And another popular Linux distribution pushes a new release out the door. This time around, it's openSUSE, as they just released version 12.1. Other than the usual latest and greatest version of all the open source desktops and associated tools, there's a few other interesting tidbits in this release as well.
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how many of you donate
by unclefester on Fri 18th Nov 2011 21:15 UTC
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

I would be very interested to discover how many of the people complaining here about Linux ever donate money to any FOSS project.

IMHO complaining (as distinct from constructive criticism) about FOSS software is extremely disrespectful to those companies and individuals who go to the expense and effort of providing you something for nothing.

I have never expected Linux to be be bug free. I have never expected it to support a wide range of hardware.

If you want a good Linux experience you need to think before you act. You need to buy fully supported hardware. You need to choose your distro carefully.

Edited 2011-11-18 21:16 UTC

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RE: how many of you donate
by avgalen on Fri 18th Nov 2011 23:05 in reply to "how many of you donate"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

I have bought CD's for RedHat in the past, about 60 Dollar or so. I have send money to many of the free programs that I use (VLC, Total Commander, IrfanView) and never cared if they were free, gratis or FOSS. Companies that I have worked for have payed money and contributed to Apache and either JBOSS or TomCat (can't remember anymore)

I complain about things when they aren't good, sometimes I offer my time to help improve them (testing), sometimes I just file bugreports and sometimes I just bitch about things to my friends. Just because something is gratis doesn't mean I lose the right to mention things that are not working correctly and I am surely not doing it in a disrespectful way. So far I have gotten a lot more disrespect in this thread from others and not 1 single piece of advice other than "buy hardware that is supported by Linux".

I already have hardware and it is very expensive and troublesome to replace. And I mostly use laptops so I don't have much influence on the exact components. But as long as I run Windows everything has always worked and whenever I use Linux there is always 1 or more things that I can't get to work. These are cold hard facts. The most basic function of an OS is too support the hardware! Windowmanagers are optional, hardware support isn't

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RE[2]: how many of you donate
by unclefester on Sun 20th Nov 2011 07:00 in reply to "RE: how many of you donate"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

The only reason Windows "just works" is because the various hardware manufacturers provide the drivers.

You can't blame Linux if manufacturers won't write drivers or provide documentation for FOSS drivers.

Try and run any non-approved hardware on a Mac. You will really have something to complain about.

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