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A 5-Year Deal With Microsoft To Dump Novell/SUSE 174

Posted by kdawson
from the wake-up-call dept.
Nicholas Petreley writes, "Wake up little SUSE, wake up. No, that's not good enough. Wake up SUSE customers, wake up. Novell is jeopardizing the future of Linux for its own short-term rewards. If you want to see Linux flourish, let alone survive, after Novell's five year deal with Microsoft expires, I suggest we make an alternative five-year deal with Microsoft. In this case, our part of the deal is to spend the next five minutes, months, or years migrating away from every shred of Novell/SUSE software in our home, office, or enterprise."
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A 5-Year Deal With Microsoft To Dump Novell/SUSE

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  • by eldavojohn (898314) * <eldavojohn AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:04AM (#16785279) Journal
    By the end of this day, SUSE Linux will no longer soil my hard drive. I'm taking a stand. How about you?
    All I can answer this with is another quote:
    And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. - Matthew 5:30 NIV
    Funny, I've always found this to be a little extreme and Old Testament. I guess what I'm saying is I'd rather respond with open arms and understanding/forgiveness than a knife. Is it really that bad that Microsoft and Novell made this deal?
  • by mobby_6kl (668092) on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:08AM (#16785365)
    In this case, our part of the deal is to spend the next five minutes, months, or years migrating away from every shred of Novell/SUSE software in our home, office, or enterprise."

    I'm doing my part already. I installed the RC2 on my test pc and will be installing the final version on all compatible machines.
  • hell no (Score:3, Funny)

    by thejrwr (1024073) on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:08AM (#16785383) Homepage
    Great!, even now as i speak im trowing my SuSe Disks in the microwave, and burning the man pages now
  • by pandrijeczko (588093) on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:11AM (#16785431)
    Linux is *not* user friendly, and until it is linux will stay with >1% marketshare.

    I assumed you meant "less than 1%" in which case it should have been " Which means you'd better stay away from Linux anyway because you'll be absolutely rubbish at redirecting STDIN, STDOUT and STEDERR at the command line...

  • by thewiz (24994) * on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:15AM (#16785499)
    I'm no longer in love with your scaly green skin since you started going out with that snake-in-the-grass, Micro$$$$$$oft.

    I'm dating a nice lady from Africa named Ubuntu. And she has all the features I need!
  • by eldavojohn (898314) * <eldavojohn AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:18AM (#16785547) Journal
    People seem to be complaining about some 'reply' function being broken or something.

    At any rate, I'll make some statements to start a conversation and if the rest of Slashdot agrees with them, do not respond or refute them:
    • Microsoft is the awesomenest company ever--assimilating Novell's SUSE is just another sign that we need to worship MS.
    • Vote Republican or you kill babies.
    • Linux is a deformed version of something I threw up last night after too much whiskey.
    Once again, remember that silence is complacency, I await your responses if you disagree with me!
  • by leuk_he (194174) on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:20AM (#16785611) Homepage Journal
    Would the question
    "Novell's November 2 press release states that, "Novell will also make running royalty payments based on a percentage of its revenues from open source products." Are these payments for a patent license to Novell?"

    Really be a question a lot of people made?

    Then why is the question:
    "Is this a trap?"

    Not in there?

    THe point is: the term "FAQ" is used too loosely these days. I bet there are better engrish words for this reports.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 09, 2006 @10:36AM (#16785887)
    I'll run into our director of developement's office,

    "Bad news sir, we need to uninstall SUSE right now and migrate all 30 boxes to another linux!"

    "What? Why?"

    "MS is bad and makes deals with Novel, if we keep SUSE our linux geek cred score will go down by MANY MANY points. We can't have that."

    "...are you high again?"

    "...maybe"
  • by mshmgi (710435) on Thursday November 09, 2006 @11:48AM (#16786889) Homepage

    Perhaps the Linux mascot should be changed. Instead of a penguin, we could use a lemming.

    Well, I guess I can kiss my karma goodbye, now.

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