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    Default Pro to Open why

    I bought 9.3 Pro and used it for web hosting. Why did Suse go to OpenSuse?
    Noob - I know

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    > I bought 9.3 Pro and used it for web hosting. Why did Suse go to
    > OpenSuse?


    Been away awhile have we?

    In a nutshell there are two flavors of SuSE now.

    1) Paid support version via Novell known as SLED or SLES one desktop the
    other server versions.

    2) OpenSuSE is the community driven version can be used as desktop or
    server.

    Which you use is really your choice.


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    Same reason why Red Hat spun off the Fedora project and makes their money off of Red Hat Enterprise. Frankly, I think it was a good decision. We get a top-quality free system, available for the download, while businesses who want to pay get an even better Enterprise system with support.

    It's win-win.

    By the way, we can still buy Opensuse as a package/boxed set, if you want to. Look at the Novell sales page.

    Also by the way, I ... erm ... HOPE you're not still running 9.2 for your Web server ... are you?

    (If so, you need to upgrade pretty badly!)

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    And one can use OpenSuse for commercial desktops too, linux in tgenerfal is quite versatile.
    I am glad there is a split now in Suse, the average linux user doesnt want to purchase anything they can get for free.

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    * cerpher wrote, On 08/07/2009 06:46 PM:
    > I bought 9.3 Pro and used it for web hosting. Why did Suse go to
    > OpenSuse?


    Check the wikipedia article, especially
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opensuse#Product_history

    HTH
    Uwe

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    In short the German lederhosen wearing noobs sold out to the Dirty Capitalist American Dogs and now we have multiple versions instead of One Glorious Version to Rule Them All.

    Oh and those lederhosen guys were essentially ready for Chapter 11 when they sold out. Still, noobs.

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    So the lizard-printed lederhosen sold from the Suse shop turned out to be to be a bit of a flop then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    In short the German lederhosen wearing noobs sold out to the Dirty Capitalist American Dogs and now we have multiple versions instead of One Glorious Version to Rule Them All.

    Oh and those lederhosen guys were essentially ready for Chapter 11 when they sold out. Still, noobs.
    Thread over.

    Chrysantine wins one (1) free internet.

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    * Chrysantine wrote, On 08/09/2009 12:46 PM:
    > In short the German lederhosen wearing noobs sold out to the Dirty
    > Capitalist American Dogs and now we have multiple versions instead of
    > One Glorious Version to Rule Them All.
    >
    > Oh and those lederhosen guys were essentially ready for Chapter 11 when
    > they sold out. Still, noobs.
    >


    You should sell these lines to Szulik and/or Shuttleworth :-)

    Uwe

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