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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There is no such thing as the average user.
by ako on Sun 15th Sep 2002 15:55 UTC

There are reasons why operating systems aren't the same, there are reasons why cars aren't the same. Not all users want the same thing.
I for one like the way linux packages work, and i like debian the best. Yes, it takes more work to understand it, but it gives me also the feeling that i have full control over my system. Running setup.exe is easier, but do you really know what is going on when you run it?
I think the extra effort is worth it, and for people who disagree, you can run osx or windows.
People are different, cars are different (i've never understood why all american need such a big suv, like they all have to move all their furniture every weekend), and operating systems are different. Choice is good. Don't try to turn everything into windows.