Recently a lot of noise has come from some articles on a famous e-zine.
Strong comments have come from our pals at Planet SuSE and on SuSE / openSUSE mailing list.
Still, like Liquidat’s have staten, one can feel a growing and bugging feeling coming on …. the “hi-market” strategy taking decisions on us users, specifically susers ;-). So, now i’ll try to extend something I said commenting Liquidat’s post.
Hi there ! You give me too much credit 😉 I’m absolutely not an expert, but i DO read a lot.
- Kubuntu: never tried it, but I heard it has grown very well. Nothing more on this subject. The only thing i can assure anyone is that they have build up a strong community, a huge amount of how-to’s, they’re planning to slow down the relase schedule @1 year (like any other distro out there, excluding Fedora), and that apt/synaptic combo is a real good one;
Mandriva: I’m hearing some good reviews, a friend of mine uses it regularly on any kind of machine he manages, and they are spendingo some money to stay in business … I tend to to support them, I think that french nationalism will keep it the european distro. From a security point I hear a lot has changed, and they are keeping both DE on development, and still they are prone to have a newer KDE than Gnome (see the fact that gnome 2.12 has been released very recently and only to club members). An italian friend keep a daily journal on his Cooker machines.
kde-redhat: ok, I am willing to admit they have a good project goig there. But what i don’t like about Fedora is the repository hell ….ok, one can remove Livna and live happily … but there has to be a stronger control on this external people, let’s hope that the RPMforge project will grow soon. Oh, the system-config-* tools are GTK based, like you said on Mandriva, or did I misunderstood that ?
KDE development: Simply I don’t follow it so I don’t have nothing to say.
So, I’ll remaing loyal with openSUSE, right now I was on the point to erase windows on my laptop to make more room on it …. and I hope that in the next six months a real community will grow around that wiki ….