Sunday, November 12, 2006

Shouldn't we abandon SUSE?

After the recent fiasco generated by Novell getting into an agreement with Microsoft and the whole Open Source Community planning to fight Novell both in and outside the court, will it be sensible to shift over to another Linux distribution? There are other distributions that are as good or better that SUSE so which will be best one to migrate to?

This topic has been discussed in detail at


Dimitri Gielis said...

I like SuSE very much!
I think the choice for a linux distribution depends on the primary choice of utilization:
- desktop
- database
- webserver
- fileserver
- ...

As desktop and even to install Oracle (unsupported) I like SUSE or Redhat.
But I think I'll go for the Oracle distro in the future as I do most database/Oracle related things, the only drawback is that I don't have the latest "fancy" things.

Michael said...

Actually, I say to embrace the use of SuSe as it is one of the easiest distros to setup and their support is ALOT better than RedHat any day of the week. Plus, the RedHat Linux certification is a waste of time. Any good Linux admin should be able to setup, configure and maintain a Linux server even with basic UNIX skills.