Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Aug 2006 11:24 UTC, submitted by anyweb
SuSE, openSUSE Linux-Noob has reviewed SLED 10. "Novell's strengths are many, and I'm delighted to see the excellent work they have done in usability tests, and making the whole desktop feel like it's ready, ready to do business, and ready to serve its users. The development they've done with Beagle and in particular the 'computer menu' are fantastic and hopefully are just the start of better things to come."
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RE: Great distro
by h3rman on Fri 25th Aug 2006 14:41 UTC in reply to "Great distro"
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I will say that Yast in SLED has no open source rival in the Linux world as far as comprehensive management tools go. Maybe someone could download the source from and start porting it to other distros.

There's no need to argue that this or that package manager is superior to YaST or vice versa.
However, YaST includes all kinds of hardware management, whereas some other distros choose to separate package/update management from hardware management, and use different programs for the two.

Both approaches have their logic, but it doesn't mean YaST should be forked. The abundance of package managers out there is quite impressive. If people want to have an integrated program like YaST, they migth as well expand Synaptic, Adept, Smart or whatever with hardware management tools.
I think not many people like to risk the bloat.

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