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Novell’s SUSE “Infuriatingly Complicated, Cranky Implementation of Linux”

Posted in GNU/Linux, HP, Novell, OpenSUSE at 1:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The release of OpenSUSE 11.0 is approaching. We gently remind readers that despite all the pretty colours in the Qt-based installer and the flexibility complexity of YaST, the distribution hasn’t sufficient added value to work better than counterparts, many of which are free and decent.

Here is what the Washington Post has just had to say about Novell’s SUSE:

Novell’s infuriatingly complicated, cranky implementation of Linux is almost guaranteed to send a beginner reeling in horror, or at least distaste.

YaST updateThe opinion about Vista isn’t particularly flattering either, but the author has, on numerous times in the past couple of years, expressed satisfaction with Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

You don’t need SUSE. Your peers, colleagues, family and friends probably do not need it either. I happen to keep track of OpenSUSE on a daily basis, so this is not an impulsive and spontaneous rant. SUSE is not the market leader. It lost momentum after the deal with Microsoft.

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4 Comments

  1. Sean Tilley said,

    June 12, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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    So, how about instead of just linking to someone else’s opinion, you review it for yourself?

  2. Sean Tilley said,

    June 12, 2008 at 1:22 pm

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    Upon actually reading the article, that’s not even a real review of OpenSuSE 11.0
    Misleading as hell.

  3. Miles said,

    June 12, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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    Sean: Not really surprising if you know Roy’s habit of not actually reading the articles he posts (he’s even come out and stated that he rarely has time to read them and only quickly blogs them down).

  4. Victor Soliz said,

    June 12, 2008 at 11:24 pm

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    Sean: Shockingly enough, the only mention of the word ‘review’ in the whole page is in your post (now it is probably on mine)

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