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    Default Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    Hi All

    I was wondering how the community around opensuse feel about the Novell sale to attachmate and Microsoft's Role in this?
    I was thinking about coming back to OpenSuse until this deal came out... now I am not sure knowing that attachmate passed Suse patents onto Microsoft.... (bit peed off with novell actually)

    How does everyone else feel about it now that the deal has been out a while now? I would assume that alot of users would of been put off and moved on to another Distro because of this but I havn't heard much from the opensuse community about it........

    just curious

    cheers

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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    Funny alot of people wonder about Opensuse, and where it is going. As far as I can tell Opensuse is stronger then ever, it continues to make improvements and offers new features. Case in point the latest release Opensuse 11.4 is stellar. You said that you were thinking of coming back to Opensuse, but not now because of the sale. Opensuse is a community , there has been sales before and we are still here, we will face whatever comes, so this is just my 2 cents, I returned to Opensuse because I think it is the best Distribution, and I love the community of people here in the forums. To me that is more important then Microsoft or Attachmate.


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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    On 03/14/2011 10:06 AM, kaddy wrote:
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    > but I havn't heard much from the opensuse community about it........


    where have you been listening? (or reading?)

    have you tried google?

    try it: http://tinyurl.com/6anu8r4 and http://tinyurl.com/5vhh7p6

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    @DenverD

    I said the OpenSuse "Community"
    On other words Opensuse "users"

    I havn't seen that many opinions and feelings towards what is going on... I thought that the Opensuse Forums would be flooded with Topics about something as significant as this news

    but anways... would still like to hear peoples thoughts..............

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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    On 03/14/2011 12:06 PM, kaddy wrote:
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    > @DenverD
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    > I said the OpenSuse "Community"
    > On other words Opensuse "users"


    i understood exactly what you asked, but wonder if you actually LOOKed
    at the cites i gave?

    the first came ONLY from http://opensuse.org sources??
    and there are a LOT of opinions from community members and users..

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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    Quote Originally Posted by kaddy View Post
    @DenverD

    I said the OpenSuse "Community"
    On other words Opensuse "users"

    I havn't seen that many opinions and feelings towards what is going on... I thought that the Opensuse Forums would be flooded with Topics about something as significant as this news

    but anways... would still like to hear peoples thoughts..............
    I wouldn't worry. For this i can relay on my great magazine (oh ok, its not mine ) ct which made the comment that it is actually good for OpenSuse since it enables them to get back to their roots.
    So, just install OpenSuse already.

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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:06:01 +0000, kaddy wrote:

    > I thought that the Opensuse Forums would be flooded with Topics
    > about something as significant as this news


    There are in fact several threads about this on various of the non-
    support forums here. I'm sure DD's links point to more than a few of
    them, and they're comments by members of the community....

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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    Speaking of Attachmate, there was a message to the openSUSE community on their website this morning:

    Congratulations to the openSUSE Project | Attachmate

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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    A hiccup that shocked me this morning was that when I went to goto openSUSE-forums I got this ominous ERROR 504 from Novel but only openSUSE forums were unavailable. I had just instructed someone to go to the forums to get an answer and they called me right back to say the forum no longer existed, so I tried right away and got this could not connect to server response. A few hours later all was well so I assume there was maintenance going on.

    As for any progression along the deals/no deals path, it's not an issue as I always burn DVD's of each new release that I choose to install and download and back-up updates so should openSUSE disappear even temporarily I can continue un-impeded.
    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

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    Default Re: Novell /Attachmate /Microsoft /OpenSuse

    mmmmmmmmmm
    I don't Trust Attachmate. They do not have the resources to continue suse's growth (without help)
    Companies Always play the part at the beginning and give their reassurances but actions speak louder than words. Something is brewing... Microsoft is behind all this so whatever reason is behind all this i'm sure it is to benefit Microsoft in the end..... I smell an OpenSuse Fork coming....

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