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openSUSE 10.2 - Comments

Tuesday 16th January 2007

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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6. Submitted by Anonymous, Saturday 20th January 2007

I used SuSE from 6.0 through 10.1 - the last time I got any real use out of the system was 9.2. 10.1 had too many usability issues for me to stick with, so presently I am using Kubuntu (which has its own issues). The new SuSE update system is dog slow and doesn't even work correctly half the time.

I was hoping this new version would give me a reason to reconsider SuSE, but from the sounds of it, there is a lot of work to be done. I wish the project well, but I cannot wait around for the old problems to be resolved.

7. Submitted by Anonymous, Saturday 20th January 2007

You can't eject an usb stick. At least I can't on my computer. Ejecting = physically moving.

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

In response to #7:

Ejecting, in this context, means turning the USB stick off, rather than just unmounting it. It is supposed to be better for the USB stick, but I have no idea whether it actually is or not. Still, ejecting a stick gives a little extra polish and peace of mind.

9. Submitted by Steve, Saturday 20th January 2007

Has anyone recently installed Novell's openSUSE 10.2? I am migrating to linux due to dis-satisfaction of MS XP and the constant updating from MS.
My question is: Does a boxed distribution of SUSE 10.2 make for an easier install and will it overwrite an already installed trial version of Xandros? I am new to linux and am presently taking online tutorials to try and become more savy.
I chose Novell's boxed distribution of SUSE 10.2 because I had read user comments that it was an excellant distribution and almost hands free install. I am worried about the particioning of the drive since it is on a Dell Inspiron 6000 which only has 80GB of HD. Any hints from the experts?

10. Submitted by Julien, Saturday 20th January 2007


I share your mixed feelings about OpenSUSE 10.2, although I've been using KDE. I had the same problem s with mirrors and updates, on 2 different machines. I had to configure mirrors by hand, and finally got some updates. Now, the update mirror I was using seem to be broken and I can't update it anymore. The new menu does look beautiful on KDE, but it's an insult to common sense : to be able install/remove. Yast keeps syncing with ZenWorks when you add/remove an install source, which takes ages (more than 1 minute last time I tried).

My iPod is not properly recognised, although it works perfectly on ubuntu.

I had been a SuSE fan since 7.3, but although I admit that this release is a delight for the eyes, I didn't find it very functional.