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Latey I've been going to my local CompUSA, to eye on some games, and buy some hardware. A few months before I was taking a gander at the Software section, and notice a small shelf of only 3 Unix based os's, RedHat Enterprise 2.something(no surprise ther), FreeBSD 5.1, and SuSE Linux 9. A month later I went back to that same store and notice that they took out FreeBSD (poor sales I imagine) and notice they replace that spot where FBSD was at with SuSE. Now just recently I came back to get a video card when I notice, that they dedicated almost a full shelf of the Linux OS's but like 78% of them were SuSE 9? This brings me to believe that ppl are actualy buying Linux, more so SuSE over windows? Or am I just helucinating, and ther just trying to get rid of ther Linux OS's. (tho I did see 1 person actualy pick up a box and leave with it)
hahaha, that's funny man. Well, with RedHat dropping their 30 dollar home edition Linux, they have only their WorkStation and Enterprise version for $80+, which I guess is not all that attrative when you can just download it from the net....in regard to a single person. If you are an actual business, you probably wont go to the nearest Office Depot or CompUSA and get a copy of it...you rather get the actual RedHat support and migration services, etc....
In regard to SuSe....well....Novell is putting big bucks into it....so it's pushing it hard, that's why you probably see a bunch of them. Anyway, just my comment...
I buy every other SuSE release. 9.1 is next. I feel it's the best RPM based distro out there. I have to say tho that I have really been enjoying slackware-current. Very stable - and swaret is very nice. SuSE seems like it comes with every package known to man- some people hate that, but I like to explore - a lot of it is cruft but there are some nuggets I wouldn't even knew existed if I only used Slackware or another of the less bloated distros. It seems that now SuSE is my experimental distro and Slack is becoming my "lean mean computing thingy" that I'll only add things to that I've tested and like in SuSE.
Honestly, I just love linux - I don't give a sh*t what distro it is
And I'll say it once again - support free software with your pocketbook.
Money talks - bullsh*t uses windows and w(h)ines.
On the one hand you are correct - and I don't mean to knock an excellent piece of software. I mean to imply that if perhaps the community had more financial clout, support whatever, the need for wine would be diminished because companies (with a bottom line to worry about) would find value in porting programs and creating native drivers for linux.
I just looked at the old SuSE 9.0 and it said it had driver support for the Radeon 9500 9600 9700 and 9800 is this the DRI drivers, or another one of those Generi.. cons, driver piece of shniz? Reason? cuz I want to try a more uesr friendly distro thats better then RedHat 9 (which is old in my opinion, and is NOT 2.6 ready)
Originally posted by HadesThunder Is Suse made by now by Novell or are they just marketing it. I guess Netware has really gone out of the picture.
it's not made by Novell, they simply acquaried SuSe, and are investing money into it...the management team and developers are the same....Novell only gets the reputation, and benefit of being the owner of one of the most popular Linux Distros...
Novell is also making Netware run from SuSE rather than DOS and has ported Groupwise 6.5 to Linux. Evolution and Groupwise are now interchangeable. At the moment, they seem to be keeping the names seperate - probably because both are so well known. In the future, I would expect to see the name change in some way.