Friday, December 17, 2010


I am really sick and tired of people spreading FUD on the future of openSUSE and SUSE Linux in light of the Attachmate/Novell merger.

Point One - Attachmate is not Oracle and openSUSE is not OpenSolaris.
Point Two - Jeff Hawn, CEO of Attachmate has already said that SUSE and openSUSE are important components of the merger and will remain.
Point Three - Goto Point One

Novell has contributed much to the FOSS universe (think, Banshee, Mono, GNOME, KDE, Linux Kernel, Moonlight etc) and on behalf of the community, bore the brunt of the SCO assault on Linux and later on UNIX. Funny some trolls just conveniently forgot that Novell literally squashed the baseless SCO litigation and scored one for the good guys.

People will always say what they want and there will always be trolls. Get your facts right before you speak mate. You obviously have an axe to grind or something. We work hard to make openSUSE successful and hey by all means help us out if you think you can do a better job than us; we'll be glad to have you on board. Otherwise just STFU.

Sniping on the side and lying and spreading your poison around is just sad and counter-productive. What do you hope to achieve? Is it another case of my distro will bitch-slap your distro? Get real and grow up or get laid, watch some pr0n or whichever pleases you mate.

If you have a commercial motive behind your poison, well that only means whatever you are dealing is just crap.

I am an openSUSE guy and as much as I love the Geeko, I have long realised that it's part of the FOSS Universe. I am just as happy to see BSD, Ubuntu or Fedora successful. Deep down I really don't give a damn about distros. I am more interested in seeing FOSS make it.

So if you think that FOSS is all about how awesome <$DISTRO_NAME> is, then you are sadly mistaken. In the mean time if you need to comment on things you are not sure of, show some humility and respect, otherwise just STFU. You don't have the right to insult and belittle the efforts of others.


Anshul said...

Being an avid openSUSE user, your blog sounds more like a rant and less to do with facts. The repeated use of STFU sounds highly kiddish- something openSUSE users are not known to do.

msian_tux_lover said...

It's my blog and I can comment however I want. If using you as a yardstick, I will assume that all openSUSE users are like you, a stick in the mud, fortunately we are not. If you have problems withthe idea of expressing oneself, then you should just stick with Windows or MAC where they control your computing.

yazid said...

Agreed to the second post, be it rants or facts, one has the right to choose any inside their blog.