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Tough Love With openSUSE 11.1

Dec 19, 2008, 14:04 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"Over the years, I've had a love-hate relationship with the SUSE distribution. During its life as SUSE Linux Professional, it was an incredibly polished commercial distribution with a huge amount of built-in software. In many ways, it was the ultimate Linux for those of us who swore by it for its stability and ease of use. When it migrated to an Open Source community project, I had a lot of hope that it would become immensely popular and take its place as the #1 free end-user Linux distribution with a stable support cycle.

"But this was not to happen -- Canonical's Ubuntu, who got extremely organized and banded together thousands of developers, managed to get their act together first, and the rest is history. openSUSE became relegated to the power users and developers, for people who wanted the "Cadillac" or the "Mercedes" with all the latest, deluxe, cutting edge features, but didn't necessarily want to be babied or have everything handed to them."

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