Novell goes for Microsoft on the desktop

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    Don't know how successful they'll be... but I'm all for more choice. People need to realize that Windows is not the only way to do things.
     
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    Did they say SuSE linux. **snicker**
     
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    Why the snicker?
     
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    Because Linux is already a non-factor in the consumer market. And most people who do use Linux use Redhat, SuSE is a thing of the past.
     
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    One day, Microsoft will lose. One day.
     
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    My initial interpretation of "goes for" in the headline was that they'd accepted M$ on the desktop. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, that's what I thought too :eek:

    As for SuSE, what's wrong with it? It's better than Red Hat, and in Europe it's a lot more popular than Red Hat.
     
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    I agree that SuSE's popularity has rather declined in the last few years. It seems that Novell is positioning this against Red Hat's desktop initiative.
     
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    So did my wife. I was curious how she'd interpret it since she knows hardly anything about computers and their companies; she'd never heard of Novell so I had to tell her "it's a company" so the headline would have context.



    Several years ago an interesting conversation at a Usenix LISA conference about the strengths/weaknesses of different flavors of Linux convinced me to tinker with SuSE a bit. I haven't kept up (much) with the evolutionary details of the major Linux distributions but at that time I was more impressed by SuSE than the others.

    In general, Americans often give the impression they're more attracted to product branding than product quality. Winning popularity contests is what's important but that arrogantly ignorant attitude isn't fooling the rest of the world as much anymore. ;)
     

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