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?
Permalink for comment 319185
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Why so big??
by raver31 on Thu 19th Jun 2008 16:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why so big??"
Member since:

The DVD versions contain add-on packages that you would have to download separately on Ubuntu or VectorLinux.

4gb is standard for a DVD install of either Opensuse, Fedora, Mandriva and yes, I have also seen a Ubuntu 6.10 DVD, but I think this was put together by Linux Format magazine.

The idea of a full DVD is that people with slow internet connections can install the system, then browse the packages that are not installed by default.

Reply Parent Score: 4