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Re: [SLUG] Opinions: SuSE vs Debian?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Opinions: SuSE vs Debian?
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:52:39 +1000
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<quote who="James Gray">
> I was to install it anywhere I wanted so my lappy and (just ordered)
> Athlon64 system seem like reasonable candidates :) I like the idea of
> 64bit apps ready to roll, the 2.6 kernel and KDE 3.2.2 etc. But is it
> worth the switch?
Definitely get it to try out your amd64 system. The SuSE port is already
quite polished. You're, um, going to need something to bootstrap your Debian
install anyway. ;-)
> If you were given a similar offer to mine, would you "defect"? Whatever
> your choice, what reasons? No troll - I've never used SuSE so I'm curious
> about people's perceptions of not only the distro but also the company
> behind it.
I've never been a fan of SuSE the distro , but I think it's going to
improve leaps and bounds with Novell's backing (and some influence from
Ximian). I'm certainly watching it, even though I've been incredibly happy
with Debian commercially and at home for some years now.
 It's always seemed to me like they made a quantity vs. quality choice,
but went for quantity. That's a valid choice if you have an open development
community and lots of maintainers, but for a relatively small company? Hrm.
But lots of things are changing now... :-)
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