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[3]: Great distro
by anandrajan on Fri 25th Aug 2006 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great distro"
anandrajan
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2006-05-12

I'm curious how many people who have used SLED are long-term Linux vets.

I started using linux as my primary desktop in 1996. I'm now running SUSE 10.1 at home and SLED 10 at work. Here are some comparisons between the two.

1. While it is fairly straightforward to set up XGL on SUSE 10.1, it is almost braindead in SLED 10 (Gnome). XGL on SLED 10 with KDE is slightly more difficult. Slight advantage SLED 10.

2. Desktop search in SLED 10 via beagle is quite good and while I haven't spent much time with it on SUSE 10.1, it does come all ready to go in SLED 10. Slight advantage SLED 10.

3. SUSE 10.1 has a lot of repositories specifically meant for it and these can be accessed via smart. SLED 10 does not have any repositories and you have to use the SUSE 10.1 repositories. This creates some problems in SLED 10 as in I don't use the zen updater applet any more. I just use smart in SLED 10 to do package management. Major advantage SUSE 10.1.

4. When you register SLED 10 with Novell, the nvidia and ATI driver sites are added to Yast. Consequently, installing nvidia drivers is braindead in SLED 10. In SUSE 10.1, I download the nvidia drivers manually from nvidia's site. Advantage SLED 10.

5. There's not much of a community for SLED 10. SUSE 10.1 has a much stronger and larger community. Advantage: SUSE 10.1.

6. SLED 10 still has some annoying bugs. Display power management (DPMS) does not work at all and my monitor stayed on for a day before I realized this. This bug has still not been fixed. Advantage: SUSE 10.1.

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