Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jul 2008 15:03 UTC, submitted by sb56637
SuSE, openSUSE Most reviews - so far - of openSUSE 11.0 have been quite positive, but that doesn't automatically mean everybody is happy. TechReview offers some criticism of the latest offering from openSUSE. "openSUSE 11.0 is a difficult system to qualify. Highlights include good availability of current packages and YAST GUI configuration tools for some advanced features. However, these advantages are largely eclipsed by a chaotic, dysfunctional package management system and marginal performance. New Linux users with more complex network configurations or challenging hardware may be forced to use openSUSE due to its unique innovations in GUI system configuration. Yet, experienced and inexperienced users alike may find themselves increasingly frustrated by the grave lack of refinement in what is an otherwise capable Linux distribution."
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Yast Gtk interface
by Knuckles on Tue 1st Jul 2008 16:28 UTC
Knuckles
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2005-06-29

I've been a openSUSE user on my desktop for some years now, and I think 11.0 has the best package ever in a suse release.

As for the article, it seems that the review was only focused on the gnome-side, and most problems he has with Yast are bugs in the gtk2 interface, and are not present in the qt/qt4 version.

I chose suse originally for their configuration tools, and still do, if you have a problem with the newer/more immature gtk version of yast, please do try the qt version and don't judge yast by it's cover ;)

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