Seems strange that Novell America still is not selling 11.2; it seemed that in the past the latest version of Opensuse was available for pre-order; What is going on?
on 12/02/2009 – Made popular on 12/02/2009
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Summary: OpenSUSE Conference largely fails to attract press coverage, which may show that Novell no longer cares so much now that it negotiates selling SUSE to VMB_ware
EARLIER TODAY we wrote about the expectation that VMB_ware will take over OpenSUSE, which is currently a Novell product/project.
I was just reading about openSUSE since I'm a relatively new openSUSE user. From what I'm reading here, suse itself was completely closed source without any free version available UNTIL Novell's involvement in the project, where it thereby launched openSUSE. Is that accurate?? I thought openSUSE existed previously and Novell just embraced it and ran with it.
Linux Journal: "The distribution is always of the highest quality with a professional feel and polish. Novell employs full-time developers to work on openSUSE and community projects, because many of the innovations first seen in openSUSE will end up in Novell's commercial SUSE Enterprise edition"
NOBODY denies that OpenSUSE is going through a tough time. It has a lot to do with Novell, maybe even everything to do with Novell (which is steered by Microsoft to an extent). As Tom Jowitt put it the other week:
Concerns are being raised over the future of the openSUSE.org project, with reports that Novell is pushing for some sort of spin out of the project.
OpenSUSE 11.4 is a modest improvement to the Novell-backed, community-based Linux distribution, hobbled by some installation and font-control issues, says this eWEEK review. Yet OpenSUSE remains compelling thanks to related Novell software and services such as SUSE Studio and OpenSUSE Build Service, plus the new Tumbleweed rolling release option and Evergreen long-term release support project....
Tech Broiler: "openSUSE 11.3, the latest version of Novell's community Linux OS was released on July 15th. I've put the OS through its paces for the last several days and I have to say that while I continue to be impressed with the functionality of openSUSE, I'm not seeing a huge amount of sexy in the latest release."