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 Iconoclast on Sun 15th Sep 2002 03:07 UTC

\K: And don't forget to format and reinstall from scratch your windows partition at least once a month!

You have to be fair. Some people only do this once a year. Of course their computer limps along after a month since Windows degrades itself so bad, but they just think it's because they haven't upgraded their computer during the last 6 months so Microsoft doesn't care.

In all seriousness. Setup.exe is the worst setup mechanism I've ever used. I have used Linux, BeOS, *BSD, Solaris, OS X, MacOS, QNX, and some other operating systems and all of their setup mechanisms are better (and less prone to leaving artifacts on the machine) than setup.exe. In my opinion of course.