As we stated a couple of hours ago, SUSE is not really free. In fact, it isn’t quite so good either, even from a technical perspective. Among almost a dozen GNU/Linux distributions which were tested, only OpenSUSE refused to load.
All of these distros except OpenSuse (couldn’t load) are great options for those wanting to move to Linux (I will try Mint again later).
Having been taught that OpenSUSE “always works” where other do not, the above series of tests ought to raise a brow. Perhaps it is a case of perception and marketing replacing and superseding actual experience.
”Microsoft and Novell exclude those who do not pay for mythical patents.“In other news that we mentioned over the weekend, SUSE has just reached Dell’s PCs in China. The Novell/Microsoft/Dell relationship and partnership has always been a mysterious one and these new preinstalls raise even more suspicion.
Frankly, Dell ought to offer more choice. If Microsoft starts getting paid for GNU/Linux sales (yes, it’s being paid per-unit royalties for SLED), then it’s the end of Free software as we know it. It’s also the point where Microsoft can crush Linux as though it was a company. Microsoft and Novell exclude those who do not pay for mythical patents.
Skeptics can deny the truth all they want, but they are just punishing yourselves. Microsoft is not that stupid and if people don’t wake up soon, long-term consequences will kick in and harm GNU/Linux as we know it.