Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 20th Jan 2007 03:10 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE "openSUSE 10.2 is the latest release of the community project, after the somewhat disappointing 10.1 release, where you were liable to not have package management actually working. Hopefully, we'll discover no such flaw this time." More here.
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mixed impressions
by unclefester on Sat 20th Jan 2007 08:19 UTC
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2007-01-13

I installed opensuse on two machines. The install on an Athlon XP 2000 went very well. On a dual P111 with RAID it was a disaster. The partitioner couldn't deal with the preconfigured Adaptec RAID 5 partition. After installation it decided I had a single cpu with resultant abysmal performance.

The K Menu is simply horrible as is the glacially slow YAST installer which needs additional repositories to be useful. The standard installer is worse than useless. THe whole RPM package management is just atrocious compared with APT.

Installing a new theme borked my Gnome setup.

Openuse looks pretty and has lots of goodies but it is way too slow. It was superb back in the 9.1 days.

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