Novell’s sweet spot
People change distros all the time. Granted, some of them leave OpenSUSE routinely, but there are stories that stand out, such as this one.
What also worries me, is openSUSEs close link to Novell. The integration of zmd is such an example.
That’s another loss for SUSE, which made friends with the wrong people (that’s Steve Ballmer riding the chameleon on the left). While we’re at Novell bashing, we might as well add these SUSE security advisory and point out that Novell’s client has a privilege escalation vulnerability.
A vulnerability has been reported in Novell Client, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.