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The Spring 2010 Linux Distro Scorecard (Part 2)

May 30, 2010, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

""Zonker" picks up right where he left off yesterday. In this Spring's Linux Distro Scorecard, he provides brief reviews of Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, Mandriva, openSUSE, Slackware and Ubuntu. Today, we get his take on the final three, and he delivers the payoff - the Linux Distro Scorecard - which can be a handy reference during the months ahead. openSUSE

"The openSUSE distribution is sponsored by Novell, my former employer. (Just in case that wasn't clear from the bio.) As a result, it's one of the distros I'm most familiar with and try to be as objective as possible about.

"The project started life about five years ago when Novell decided to open up SUSE Linux development. It's the foundation of SUSE Linux Enterprise, and it's a good distro for people who want to pay attention to SUSE Linux Enterprise development. openSUSE is now developed fully in the open, and the tools behind it (the openSUSE Build Service) are entirely open source. In fact, the build service is being used by several other projects (like MeeGo) and can be used to build packages for all major distros — not just openSUSE."

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