Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 14th Sep 2002 22:44 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE From SuSE Linux 8.1 on, YaST2 comes with a new, powerful package manager. It supersedes the classic YaST2 single package selection and integrates the YaST Online Update (YOU) and post-installation add-on selection at the same time. It lays the foundation for supporting multiple installation sources like a traditional set of SuSE CDs, add-on product CDs, patch CDs, FTP servers or even local directories - all of which may contain software packages to install. Specially optimized versions were implemented for both graphical user interface (the YaST2 Qt UI) or text interface (the YaST2 NCurses UI), providing each type of user with the tool that best fits his needs. Read more for the commentary.
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I agree with Raynier...
by Jay on Sun 15th Sep 2002 01:13 UTC

I've used SuSE 8 from when it first came out. For a user, YaST2 was really a great step forward. And, it seems like the next logical step would be to refine it even further to even more simplicity, but they have gone the other route and added all these tons of features and views, etc. Looking at the screenshots, I know I could deal with this new version, but don't especially want to. I'm a big promoter of Linux on the desktop though and that's where I'm coming from. I know, as someone else said, that SuSE seems to be going toward the server market and I'm sure that's the reason for this new version. But, it's a shame though, I think SuSE has the best distro of the big distros for the user, even edging out Mandrake slightly precisely because of YaST. But now, I don't know.