An Exciting (open)SUSE Week

This week was so filled with events and news that it easily qualifies for the most exciting openSUSE week yet:

Dunno how we can top this week. Maybe with a great openSUSE 10.3 release which allows us to push PCLinuxOS from rank #1 of the DistroWatch charts. :-)


You have no clue how much the developers over at PCLinuxOS are complimented by this comment (they read all the KDE blogs). They could care less if you pushed them down, just the simple fact it was said. They look up to Suse, Fedora, and Ubuntu like big brothers. No matter what the DistroWatch rankings say. This is pretty awesome.

By jmiahman at Sun, 08/12/2007 - 15:38

I'm not really sure I understand by what you feel complimented by me, PCLinuxOs is at top in that statistics independent of me citing it or not. :-)

By at Sun, 08/12/2007 - 20:25

They're pretty humble people over there. I think they feel honored, for the mention and also that someone from Suse (or affiliated with Suse) recognizes there existence. A lot of grief comes from people on those statistics. There's a lot of Fan Boyism and comments made that have little to no truth. Some people just get so aggravated that they say the stats are biased, rigged etc.. It's kinda neat to see someone from one of the big boys take it kinda serious. I just run the hardware database I'm not a huge developer over there or anything. Never the less some how it's a compliment to be in some rating whether above or below a distribution as big as Suse in any statistic.

By jmiahman at Sun, 08/12/2007 - 23:49

> It's kinda neat to see someone from one of the big boys take it kinda serious.

Well, not too serious. I know, in opposite to even some 'journalists', what they measure - that they don't show actual current installations or installed base but rather what the notorious distro-hoppers are interested in this month. The big distros tend to be 'underrepresented' in there, eg I'm sure that Fedora has a way bigger community, more developers and numbers of installations than PCLinuxOS. And Kubuntu is also listed far behind.

By at Mon, 08/13/2007 - 06:24