Micro Focus to sell #SUSE software unit for $2.5 billion
@norbert Hmmmm. Wonder whether this is good or bad. Remember the days back when I was using SuSE 5.something; they made quite an economic up-and-down ever since. :|
@Maltimore @norbert Personal memory: SuSE is a rather "old" distribution that started out as a vendor of "boxed" solutions in Germany (loads of install / software CDs all along with mostly excellent documentation) and provided a load of custom installation / configuration routines such as the YaST tool. At some point, their SuSE Linux Enterprise Server still seems of some relevance, I don't know about the rest of their portfolio...
Oh, well I'm using the openSUSE Tumbleweed as I like an Rolling-Release distribution wich is Open-QA tested https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed as well as the Build Service OBS (https://openbuildservice.org/).
So for me SUSE has the same rights to existst for me as other distributions.
This is just a matter of taste and diversity is always good.
@Maltimore @norbert Well, yes, I don't really see a "killer feature" about either the SLES or the OpenSuSE distributions anymore either, but maybe that doesn't matter too much. As far as I have experienced, they are very mature, rock-solid distributions that can serve very well as working environments for quite different purposes. 🙂
openSUSE is sponsored by SUSE and it was meant to facilitate the migration from Windows in the early days - not only because their powerful tools e.g. YAST (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/YaST).
@jaltek @Maltimore @norbert Yeah, whenever I deal with "enterprise" or "proprietary" software that runs Linux these days, I usually see them supporting RedHat Enterprise Linux and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server. The workstation variant was pretty straightforward to use *back then* but I'd say compared to other mainstream distributions these days, there aren't as many reasons to choose SuSE anymore as in the late 1990s. :)
@z428 We will see... my first reaction was "Shit!", to be honest. Two very good friends of mine are working for SUSE.
@norbert Oh. I see. :( Well actually that sort of mirrors my first reaction back then when I learnt that SuSE would be sold to (or bought by, however) Novell, a company I truly learnt to hate in the late 1990s... 😉
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