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OpenSUSE searches for its strategy

OpenSUSE searches for its strategy

Posted Jun 10, 2010 19:21 UTC (Thu) by vblum (guest, #1151)
Parent article: OpenSUSE searches for its strategy

Maybe I've gotten too used to it, but in terms of quality, OpenSUSE still does an excellent job. Installed OpenSUSE on a virtual machine a few days ago, and there it is, the perfect development environment. No problems so far, 11.2 worked out of the box.

Whoever came up with replacing crtl-c by "copy" in Ubuntu Terminal, for example? Disabling ctrl-c for a terminal user is just about the stupidest thing you can do (read: GUI users do not use a terminal anyway, if you're using one, you want to be able to abort a command from time to time with the standard command, not something catered to an audience of Windows converts)

OpenSUSE might want to market its former focus on quality more, if anything, and invest in delivering as consistent a user experience as possible. And some additional marketing wouldn't hurt Ubuntu didn't get its fame for naught. The only Linux distro ads I've ever seen on the Berlin U-Bahn (subway train) system were Ubuntu release ads.

... end rant ... :)


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OpenSUSE searches for its strategy

Posted Jun 11, 2010 6:44 UTC (Fri) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793) [Link]

Never seen any Ubuntu terminal with Ctrl+C used for "Copy". Care to elaborate?

I have my own bag of things I dislike about Ubuntu (left window buttons is a recent example), but that case in particular seems too strange.

OpenSUSE searches for its strategy

Posted Jun 11, 2010 8:58 UTC (Fri) by vblum (guest, #1151) [Link]

Default terminal (Gnome) that can be reached by using the menus on a freshly installed Ubuntu system. This was clearly the case with the version that was current a few weeks ago (which is now discarded on my computer), it was a matter of opening the terminal, running something longish (du -sk /* might do) and typing crtl-c ... only by changing the keyboard defaults - yes, possible - could the correct behaviour be restored).

Sure, not a terrible thing in itself, it's just a bit startling if things of this kind suddenly no longer "just work".

OpenSUSE searches for its strategy

Posted Jun 11, 2010 9:54 UTC (Fri) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793) [Link]

It can't be 10.04, as I installed it from scratch on the computer I am right now and that doesn't happen. "Copy" is "Shift+Ctrl+C" (in older versions it had no shortcut, only "Paste" had "Shift+Ctrl+V").

I replied because I'm concerned it will be in the 10.10 version, but there is only an alpha version recently released (the first one of the 10.10 pre-releases).

As a developer I always have multiple terminals open and never saw that before.


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