SUSE or SuSE?

After searching a long time, I finally got the needed information for the article in the german Wikipedia:

It’s spelled SUSE LINUX, not SuSE LINUX.

I found this information through the FAQ of the opensuse project page: they link to goodbyedots, which gives a nice and short histroy over the development of the Spelling of the name and over the changings of the logo, the SUSE chameleon.

And so now its clear, it has to be SUSE LINUX, or, to be really correct:

SUSE LINUX

I now that this information is not really important, but sometimes you end up in stupid fightings about nothing in the Wikipedia, so I wanted to clear this case forever – and maybe there are some people outside who are confused about the writing with dots and without the dots and with a small u and a large U and a chameleon looking to the right and a chameleon looking to the left and and and 🙂

opensuse.org – community packages?

I am not sure how suse wants to involve more developers to package more packages for them. I searched around awhile, but was not able to find something about it.

There are several projects listed on the wiki-page, but I can’t see if you can submit packages as a developer directly to the base repository, or if there will be something like a “extras” repository as we are used to from fedora, or how it will work.

Suse is very interesting for me, so I am thinking about switching to it (yes, I know, it would be the third switch in one year: fedora->Mandrake->Fedora->Suse) because Suse is really easy to use and you don’t have to bother with other things. And the kde support of fedora still sucks…

But I wouldn’t switch as long as the package situation around suse doesn’t changes. But if there would be a second, large repository with something around 2.000 packages (like extras has) than I would think about it, and would maybe give it a try…

But there is still enough time, I think there will be some more clear information available when suse 10.0 is released. But if anyone of my imaginery readers knows something, just drop a note 🙂