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: Criticism on versioning scheme...
by \\K on Sun 15th Sep 2002 06:10 UTC

> how well the Microsoft [...] way works

You never had to maintain a windows server, have you?

Keeping track of the order in which you apply hot
fixes/service paks, and being careful that none of them breaks more things than it fixes is *so* fun!

Do you know how many hot fixes are released every month?

Ever tried to recover after the installation of a SP goes wrong?

I still have nightmares from when NT SP3 was released...

Well, in the positive side, if joe user continues using ms products, all Joe Users will die of a cerebral collapse soon XD