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openSUSE 10.2 - Comments

Tuesday 16th January 2007

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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11. Submitted by Anonymous, Saturday 20th January 2007

We agree; my conclusions were the same.

I don't want to discourage experimentation for it is through that process we make things better. In this case however, I suggest the OpenSUSE folks try again. Sorry.

12. Submitted by Anonymous, Saturday 20th January 2007

Your first mistake was selecting GNOME.
KDE is light years ahead.
Also, if you had plugged in a network cable or have a dial-up capability--your install would have tried to configure your Yast online update urls and perform a patch update directly thereafter.

After the fact, one can go and reintialize YOU from Yast with 'Online Update Configuration'.

This may not seem as clear as it should be but, that's the current state--hopefully this will be refined in the next product iteration.

The implication of using ZENWorks is more broader than what a home user may care to know, but is cenric to the Novell core support across Linux and Windows in a business setting.

Still, once you've surmounted those hurdles the rest is a 'piece o cake'.

If users think Vista is going to any better, they are going to be in for a rude awakening!


13. Submitted by Mike, free-bees.co.uk, Saturday 20th January 2007

In response to #12:

I should point out that the network cable was plugged in, with a fully working Internet connection, during installation, yet it still did not set up correctly.

14. Submitted by matereo, Sunday 21st January 2007

I agree with your conclusion, concerning out of the box, but also think PcLOS that i pesonally use and compare desktop distros with is less sluggish in most respects.

15. Submitted by FLPCGuy, Sunday 21st January 2007

I found your review very insightful. I've always felt Yast was SuSe's strongest attribute and I really fell in love with Ubuntu Edgy Eft so it is great that you appreciate that distro as well.

I also like PCLinuxOS so that makes it unanimous. After reading your review, I'm glad I didn't run out and buy OpenSuSe 10.2 disks [I'm dial-up only]. For those with very limited bandwidth and budgets, PCLinuxOS 0.93a and Ubuntu 6.10 are single LiveCD's that can also be installed. PCLinuxOS has a wonderful Dark Drake installer with very flexible Partitoner. Otherwise, Ubuntu is the best distro I've seen period.

Still, I'll probably try the next release of OpenSuse to see how much improved it is over the 9.1 I really liked.