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http://www.susegeek.com

AbiWord is a free opensource word processing program like Microsoft Word or Openoffice. Abiword is a light weight multi-platform word processor and is rapidly becoming a state of the art Word Processor, with lots of features useful for your daily work, personal needs, or for just some good old typing fun.

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Created by greengrass 5 years 51 weeks ago
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Balzac

5 years 51 weeks 19 hours 1 min ago

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"All your software are belong to us." - SuseGeek.com

Here are some example headlines from SuseGeek.com:

AbiWord - Free opensource Word Processor for openSUSE Linux
Inkscape - free opensource Vector Graphics Editor in openSUSE
superTux - Classic 2D jump’n'run sidescroller game in openSUSE
Buddi - Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE
Acetoneiso2 - A full feature rich Image/ISO tool for openSUSE
Exaile Music Player - Music Player for GTK+ in openSUSE

Almost every single headline on SuseGeek seems to end with "for openSUSE" or "in openSUSE".

These projects were not created specifically for openSUSE! openSUSE is one of many GNU/Linux distros and it happens to be the distro which is under the control of Novell. Novell is currently selling out to Microsoft to undermine your software freedom. Sadly, openSUSE is a part of that strategy.

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aboutblank

5 years 51 weeks 18 hours 45 min ago

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You're being paranoid

You do know that Susegeek is all about planet Suse and that it shouldn't be surprising that there is a bias towards promoting itself? While it is accurate to say that these examples are "not created specifically for openSUSE" this linguistic technique being used by Susegeek would be no different if there was a FreeBSD advocacy website that claimed:
AbiWord - Free opensource Word Processor for FreeBSD
Inkscape - free opensource Vector Graphics Editor in FreeBSD
superTux - Classic 2D jump’n'run sidescroller game in FreeBSD

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Balzac

5 years 51 weeks 11 hours 57 min ago

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It would be just as inaccurate if they said "for FreeBSD"

If the software in question will run on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, GNU/Linux, OSX and Windows, does it really make sense to say it's "for FreeBSD" or "for openSUSE"? It's not only inaccurate, it's misleading. Much of that software is for *nix in general and some of it is for Windows as well.

If the author wasn't so uniform in ending every mention of a piece of software with "for SUSE" or "in SUSE", I wouldn't be quite as suspicious, but it seems clear to me that they understand search engine optimization and that is why they're always titling every blog entry that way. I smell an astro-turf marketing campaign.

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lozz

5 years 50 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago

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Let them have their fun

They are just having their last little fling with the name before Ballmer decides to change it to something like M$-S(use), then just M$.

Remind Hovesepian to turn out the lights if he's the last one to leave.