Linked by Adam S on Thu 19th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
SuSE, openSUSE A new major release of Novell's community-supported distro openSUSE 11 is now available and can be downloaded from the mirrors. Linux Format has a hands-on look at the new installer, SLAB menu and Compiz Fusion, and weighs up whether the distro can fight competition from Ubuntu and Fedora. Is this the start of a new era for SUSE?
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Why so big??
by gan17 on Thu 19th Jun 2008 16:27 UTC
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I'm not a SUSE user so please forgive my ignorance..

Can someone tell me why it's 4.3GB in size? I know it includes Gnome, 2 versions of KDE and a fancy installer, but I don't think those alone would make it 4 times bigger than most other popular distros. Does it include more genuinely useful applications compared to the competition, or is most of it just random bloatware?

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