Posted Nov 4, 2006 2:25 UTC (Sat) by heise2k
In reply to: SuSE's death
Parent article: Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
Yes. I have liked SuSE since a long time, and was sad when Novell bought
them. I did like the strong KDE relationship and more European flavour of
the German SuSE. To be fair openSUSE has had good KDE support, but all
that mono garbage like beagle and the zmd/redcarpet crap that needs to be
disabled is horrible. Gnome is cute, and part of me kind of wants to like
it, but it is so hard to do real things with. Maybe some people like less
functionality, less options, less interoperability, less performance, etc.
YAST is cool, but the new updater sucks; hard. I have taken to using smart
instead, and haven't looked back. Novell might have done some good things,
one of the best being making it easier to download, (getting 13Gb off
their ftp was never fun). The bad things they've done; however, were right
against what made SuSE good.
I am still hoping things don't turn out as bad as I and many others think
they will... but I'm not going to install something else now; just because
of this. The software I'm running in the moment is still F/OSS, like it
was 2 days ago, nothing they do can change _that_ - in the future, that
depends on how this all plays-out.
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