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OpenSUSE 11 RC1: The Mercedes-Benz to Ubuntu's Volkswagen

Jun 04, 2008, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"2008 will be a very good vintage for community end-user Linux distributions. So far, we've seen the release of Ubuntu 8.04, which is universally considered to be a major milestone release in usability and device compatibility, and one of the easiest distros to install. While not as widely lauded, we have also recently seen the release of Fedora Core 9, Red Hat's community development and bleeding edge technology testing platform, which was the first to implement the production release of KDE 4.0 as well as pilot the development version of the Ext4 journaling filesystem.

"I must admit, however, to having a particularly strong interest in OpenSUSE, Novell's entry into the community Linux distro fray. It could be said that in an indirect way, there’s a little bit of my DNA in the product..."

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