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[News] Novell Hijacks 40% of Seats in LF Summit, NeoWin Uses SUSE to promote Microsoft

  • Subject: [News] Novell Hijacks 40% of Seats in LF Summit, NeoWin Uses SUSE to promote Microsoft
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 22:48:42 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Panel: Measuring Community Contributions (Liveblog)

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| Panelists:
| Joe Brockmeier - OpenSUSE
| Jono Bacon - Ubuntu
| James Bottomley - Novell
| Dan Frye - IBM
| Karsten Wade - Fedora


NeoWin reporter impartial? - I SUSEpect not!

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| The point I made at the time (and still maintain) is that someone who has 
| used Microsoft products only is hardly in a possition to call themself (IMO) 
| either a tech enthusiast and/or an expert.  They are Microosoft product 
| experts in my opinion and as I recently said on another site, you wouldnt be 
| happy taking your car to a garage that only had experience in one model of 
| car that was different to yours, the same applies to the IT world.     
| I still have my doubts as to the impartiality of certain reporters from the 
| NeoWin site.  Of course this is my opinion so let me place the evidence in 
| front of you, the reader and you can decide for yourself.  
| [...]
| He said “Build my own Linux OS based on my needs is now few clicks away! 
| http://susestudio.com #linux #susestudio #opensuse” 
| So we hit upon the subject of impartiality again.  For those that dont know, 
| it is my opinion that openSUSE is about the closest thing you can get to a 
| Microsoft approved Linux distro (since “the deal” that Novell and Microsoft 
| signed a few years ago)  For those who are not aware of this deal you can 
| find out more information here: http://www.novell.com/linux/microsoft/    



Chickens Pecking Red Hat

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| Novell-- meh. Once upon a time they were a determined, though unfortunately
| incompetent competitor to Microsoft. They had a network OS that supported
| pretty much anything you could throw into it, with all of the identity
| management and resource management and interoperability you could want. Now
| they're little better than a branch of Microsoft. It's a good thing the
| openSUSE project is slowly becoming more independent, because SUSE is worth
| salvaging.



Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.

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