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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re: Setup.exe
by Ol' Fogey on Sun 15th Sep 2002 01:23 UTC

Sheesh. How 'bout a comparison of apples to apples...

Go digging through http://www.simtel.net/ sometime. A lot of those installs aren't so pretty. What makes this a fair comparison? Simtel is a repository for >> Shareware, Freeware, and Public Domain << software.

I'm sure that the majority of $300 software packages for Linux install real purdy. Meanwhile, your dealing with an installer of primarily open source software. If you don't like the way it installs, get off yer arse and do it better, or appreciate what you're getting for the price you're paying for it.