linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 14 10:30:57 EST 2001
--- Shad Young <shad at quotationlocation.com> wrote:
> I have been a RH guy since 4.2, but 7.0 turned me off so much that
> I have
> since become a die hard fan of SuSE (pronounced susae not sus or
> susee as so
> many like to say, kinda like Porche is pronounced Porsha not
> Porsh). It is
> typicly German (read over-engineered) but is rock solid and works
> Its learning curve for a RH convert is a bit steep but well worth
> the effort.
Actually, isn't the pronounciation dependent on which German dialect
you use? Of course for the Porsche it is 'porsh-uh' from the mouth of
a friend of mine who owns Mark Motors, the Porsche-Audi (pronounced
ow-dee) here in Ottawa. And thanx for correcting me on this point one
day at your place ;-)
My own experience as someone who has travelled all over Germany and
the norther parts of Switzerland, sometimes the different dialects
can be confusing. And Swiss-German is the worst -- a mych reduced
vocabulary, extra long words and spoken with an Italian accent.
In any case, as for SuSE, here it is from the horse's mouth at
What does "SuSE" mean, and how do you pronounce it?
SuSE, pronounced soo'-suh, comes from the German acronym, "Software
und Systementwicklung (Software and System Development).
Notice how the word 'software' in German is the same as in Inglisch.
Hmm... I wonder why?
As for you comment on over-engineered and rock solid... absolutely. I
haven't seen a SuSE distro since 6.4 and my only complaint is about
yast being a bit primitive, but very powerful. I understand that it's
much improved now.
"However dazzling and dauting (the technologist's) display
of worldly wisdom, their true inspiration lies elsewhere,
in an enduring, otherworldly quest for transcendence and
salvation" - David F. Noble, "The Religion of Technology"
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