Re: Suse Selling Out the Open Source Community. Who Will Be Next?
From: David Wright (david_c_wright_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 15:55:45 +0200
John Bailo wrote:
> foamy wrote:
>> Here we go again with yet another major Linux developer making noise
>> about going commercial and dumping the old, free, less polished versions
>> on the community to develop.
> Thank God!
> Novell Suse is the best distro/desktop and yet it's still way rough
> around the edges.
> No DVD support.
Microsoft Windows XP doesn't come with DVD Video support built in either. MS
don't ship any codecs which allow DVD playback with Windows or Media
Player. To do that you need to buy the Plus! pack or install a 3rd party
DVD player, same as SuSE. The fact is that most Windows machines are
delivered with a cut down OEM version of CyberLink PowerDVD or WinDVD.
If you take a vanilla install of Windows XP and insert a DVD Video, Windows
will ask you what it is supposed to do with it.
> Poor CD support.
Meaning what? SuSE can read audio and data CD's, write data CD'S and apart
from one release of the Kernel, can write audio CD's
> Poor audio support.
Using SiS, Oak, VIA and Creative Labs sound chips here and all are supported
and the VIA 7.1 and CL Audigy 2ZS work fine with my 5.1 speaker set-up.
> Novell has just the right amount of discipline that comes from creating
> fantastic products to beat Linux into shape.
> I would gladly pay up to $200 dollars for a professional quality Novell
> distro that guaranteed working drivers, use of the new X display
> subsystem ( get rid of that crappy X86Free ) and so on.
200 is a bit steep, but yes, I am willing to pay a reasonable sum for
Professional. And sounds like you are talking about SuSE 9.1 or 9.2 (X Org
is an installable option on SuSE 9.1 and is standard on 9.2).