Have ye forgotten...gentility?
My lord you folks in the old country have forgotten the best of what made (most) of us Americans in the first place: gentility, and a sense of one's own place. All that Labor business must have gone to your heads! Let me explain.
You see, Larry Ellison -- I take him to be synonymous with Novell, much as Bill Gates is with Microsoft -- comes from my parents' generation. Suburban-born-and-bred Baby Boomers, to be exact. Back then, doctors were doctors, hippies were hippies, and mail-room clerks were destined (like Larry) to become billionaires.
If you felt unwell, you asked your doctor; you didn't presume to research the matter on your own. If you needed pot, you asked a hippie, not some homeboy with ten pounds of gold chains and a Raiders hat. If you needed to promote someone, you looked in the mailroom, not in the ranks of hard-working middle management or your next-of-kin. If you needed a computer, you bought it for thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars, with the assumption that 24/7 tech support was available, and in a pinch, some geek with a plastic pen liner and a panel truck full of cables and vacuum tubes would show up at your doorstep, and would never leave until everything worked like clockwork.
Granted, openSuSe is mostly free software. But it's more than that, it's a clarion call to restore what made us great: TRADITION.
Quality and price must be commensurate, right? The Eucharist is free, but if you don't crawl to the nave on your bloody knees, what good is a small piece of flavorless starch going to do for you, anyway?! Linux is free, but faith in Those Who Know What's Best always comes at a high price!