[linux-elitists] heidelberg

Mike MacCana mmaccana@redhat.com
Tue Nov 9 13:55:26 PST 2004


Martijn Dekkers wrote:

>On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 11:20:54 +1100, "Mike MacCana" <mmaccana@redhat.com>
>said:
>[...] 
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>>in my opinion seem to 
>>be moving in the same direction...
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>>- Open Source software only, much of which is developed by people whose 
>>rest is paid by commercial organizations.
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>SUSE/Novell/JDS is full of non-open source software, and are likely to
>remain that way for the forseeable future.
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Er, yes. Which is what I said: Fedora and Ubunto share these properties, 
Suse doesn't.

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>>- A relatively small range of software by default with more available 
>>from other repositories
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>The latest SUSE Pro 9.2 DVD clocks in at some 9 gig.....
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Yep, same thing.

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>>- Simple installs, readable boot messages, Gnome as the main desktop.
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>Last time I checked, (moves browser window, looks at screen, moves
>window back - yup, still there) SUSE 9.2 had (rightly so) KDE as the
>main desktop, NLD gives you the (non-biased) option -- only JDS has a
>Gnome default
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Same thing again.

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>>This is unique amongst Suse / Novell / JDS,  Slackware, and Debian. And 
>>it works really well for the both of them.
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>Maybe they don't put cheap steroids in the 'coolers at RH, but just
>cheap acid. Maybe I just don't understand your post.
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These features of both *Fedora and Ubuntu* I have just mentioned are 
unique to *Fedora and Ubuntu*, amongst many other distros.

Mike



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