[K12OSN] Scary article from Russia (w/o love)

David Van Assche dvanassche at gmail.com
Wed May 20 03:55:38 UTC 2009

openSUSE will not be absorbed by MS in 2 years unless MS is going to be
gpling all its stuff, which would be great for everyone, but will likely
never happen. The novell deal is pretty irrelevant to the work being done on
opensuse-edu. It is by far the best and most up to date edu distro currently
available and has changed really seriosuly over the last 2 years. Take a
look here: http://en.opensuse.org/Education
This idea that its sellout somehow affects how good the open source software
is or the community is, is quite silly... check the product for yourself...
Ubuntu will take a LONG time before it has recovered from its steadly
dwindling comunity in the education sector.... I know cause I'm part of that
team too, but focus most of my time on opensuse-edu now, since that is where
all the movement is happening.

kind Regards,
David (nubae) Van Assche

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Moon <moon at smbis.com> wrote:

>  I don't know if I would be that much better off using SUSE (Novell) based
> or supported products, since Microsoft will probably absorb them within a
> year or two.
> I've tried SUSE in the past, prior to their selling out back in late 2007,
> but just didn't like the product overall compared to Red Hat (including
> Fedora) and Debian (which includes Ubuntu) based products.  They just didn't
> seem to have a really polished product back then.
> To be honest I haven't been too interested in SUSE since they sold out to
> the dark side. I think I'll wait for Ubuntu to get their solutions finalized
> first.
> I do think that the ebox people have a good start challenging M$ in the SBS
> market.
> On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 19:18 -0400, David Van Assche wrote:
> opensuse's LDAP works out of the box and is gui based, for both server and
> client. Its really very easy to set up... have a search and see...
>  On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>  Moon wrote:
> Linux client authentication, LDAP implementation, squidguard, any
> application not in their contibs or howtos due to how they are implemented
> through the templates.
>   Did it claim to do any of those things?  I don't think that constitutes
> "not working out of the box" - although I agree that it would be nice if all
> linux distributions included a working server setup to match their ldap
> client authentication schemes.  Clarkconnect is supposed to be adding this
> in the release that is currently in beta, though.
> --
>  Les Mikesell
>   lesmikesell at gmail.com
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