Novell punts world's most expensive Linux distro
You could get 18.4 copies of Vista Home Premium for that
One of the favourite public refrains of the FOSS movement is that Windows is too expensive, and that Microsoft swindles consumers, governments, taxpayers, penguins, and orphans.
In the interests of balance, we'd like to draw attention to Novell's forthcoming release of openSUSE 10.3, available for pre-order on its website.
openSUSE: Doesn't even come with Windows Media Player
Yes, Novell wants £3,308 for tuppence-worth of DVD loaded with free software. We also note that German and French fanboys can hack the kernel to their heart's content for a mere €51.68. This disgraceful example of rip-off Britain will not stand.
Of course, open source conspiracy theorists (and shockingly, they do exist) will cry that this is a direct result of Novell's recently enacted policy of appeasement towards the Beast of Redmond. ®
Thanks to reader John for the heads-up.
Re: Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison, synonymous with Novell?
Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, a major database software company.
Check your facts... Larry Ellison co-founded Oracle, as such, he has nothing to do with Novell, and i'm sure he would appreciate in the future if you would kindly refrain from soiling his name by referencing neither ripoff artist or cowardly sellout, in relation to him...
I've just ordered my copy
Think Novell have been an awesome contributor to the world of Linux. Amuses me when you get folk turning their noses up at them because of MS so they use an alternative distro that uses source code that comes from the Novell camp.