[olug] Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Who really bought Novell? Microsoft.

Jay Woods woodsjay at cox.net
Mon Dec 6 15:50:31 UTC 2010

I gave up on openSUSE at 11.3 and concentrated on the Kubuntu 
10.10 and Fedora 14 distributions. But that was because it was difficult 
bringing up a new release. I kept running into problems with the 
multiple repositories that had to be discovered, which conflicted with 
each other, and finally made to work (or not).

On Sunday, December 05, 2010 08:03:35 pm Bill Brush wrote:
> In general I don't subscribe to conspiracy theories, and I don't see
> that I'm going to make an exception in this case.  Attachmate is
> owned by a VC holding company.  They could easily have a few billion
> laying around to buy another company.  I won't speculate on what
> makes "sense" from a merger standpoint, most mergers don't make 
> sense to me.
> For now I will keep using OpenSuse.  At work the pro-MS forces
> swooped in and forced a change as soon as the first hint broke that
> Novell was being tendered an offer so there's basically no Novell at
> work any more.  So this really doesn't change things for me one way
> or another.
> Bill
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Kevin D. Snodgrass
> <kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > 
> > soft
> > 
> > Question to the Novell/SuSE and OpenSuSE users:
> > Does this change anything for you?  Will you change to a different
> > distro soon or wait and see what happens?
> > 
> > This smells, like bad fish at a Seattle market...
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