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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If it's that easy, you should be scared . . . .
by Tom W on Mon 16th Sep 2002 15:22 UTC


QUOTE by "Rob"
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1) Download "Setup.exe"

2) Double-click it

3) Click "Next" -> "Next" -> "Next" -> "OK"

4) Click "Start"

5) Point to the newly-created group under "Programs"
*At this point, WindowsXP will even highlight the new program group for you, with a friendly pop-up tooltip saying "New Programs Are Installed" (which can be turned off, of course)

6) Start your newly-installed program.


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More like Download setup.exe, double-click it (setup scans for netscape and breaks it), click next (setup sets all audio files to use WMP) click next (windows checks for evil Novell Office software and modifies api to run slow) click next (don't monkeys do this when they click a button for a dose of crack in a lab) Click finish and you're DONE!

YaST is for people who want control of thier computer, that means it needs to be "robust" and "rich" in it's features so that power users and developer can use it as an actual tool and not a "let me do everything for you". I don't want a Homer Simpson in a MooMoo scenario when using my computer.