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12.19.08

OpenSUSE: Still Trying to Be Microsoft Windows

Posted in Microsoft, Mono, Novell, OpenOffice, OpenSUSE, VBA, Windows at 7:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Power to the Microsoft Way® — becoming a follower, not an independent leader

WE HAVE ALREADY commented on the latest release last night. TechGeek writes: “Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if the deal between Microsoft and Novell didn’t cover OpenSuse. But I don’t know for sure.” Well, it didn’t. But into OpenSUSE goes the poisonware (free-but-Microsoft-patents-encumbered software) anyway.

From Sean Michael Kerner:

As well Novell includes support for Microsoft Excel VBA, and integration with Novell’s Mono project. Mono is a Novell led effort to enable Microsoft .NET on Linux.

The Mono effort has also led to a Novell effort called Moonlight which is an attempt to enable Microsoft’s Silverlight media framework on Linux. The first public beta for Moonlight came out in December. Moonlight is not, however, part of the openSUSE 11.1 release. Brockmeier explained that Moonlight isn’t part of the release mostly due to timing issues as the Beta came out after openSUSE hit is feature freeze.

The issue is that many of these things, which are sponsored by Novell/Microsoft, are then passed to other distributions to harm the Real Things® like ODF, Java, and Web standards.

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4 Comments

  1. aeshna23 said,

    December 19, 2008 at 10:49 am

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    This delay is a good thing. It may marginally reduce the acceptability of Silverlight for a short period, and how long can Silverlight linger as a marginal technology before other technologies are firmly entrenched?

  2. Diamond Wakizashi said,

    December 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

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    Novell is destitute of shame. The Microsoft deal is an act of deliberate betrayal against open source.

    The ambition and perfidy of tyrants is disgusting.

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 19, 2008 at 4:16 pm

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    Inform other distributors so that the shame is not repeated.

  4. John McNeally said,

    December 22, 2008 at 4:36 am

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    How funny… Years and years passed of you freetards complaining about Java of not being open and we should have been choosing other stuff that would be more gnu related crap…

    NOW its against suse… I dont give a s**t if it looks like windows or not… You guys should find a job and start developing real apps instead of righting posts full of rants…

    Grow up!!!!

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