Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Jun 2006 12:58 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE Yesterday, Novell released a pre-release of its much-anticipated SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10, actually the 3rd release candidate. This release contains all the much-touted stuff such as Xgl and its fancy effects, Beagle integration, and more. Read on for some first impressions.
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RE:Weee
by pumupthapointz on Wed 28th Jun 2006 14:21 UTC
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Member since:
2006-06-28

This is probably this first linux distro which I find worth spending money on (and going to buy it offcourse)

Maybe,i just wonder whatś the difference between SLED and SuSE.

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RE[2]:Weee
by XIII on Wed 28th Jun 2006 14:27 in reply to "RE:Weee"
XIII Member since:
2006-06-20

This one's supposed to be aimed at the enterprise, so you get a lot less apps, but better integration.
Suse (pro) is the swiss army knife, offering everything including the kitchen sink, but at the cost of integration. So if you're someone who wants a simple os to browse, chat and edit documents with Sled 'could' be a better choice. I hope we'll get a more indepth review in a week or 2 when Thom's had more chance to play with it.

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Practical question
by Ronald Vos on Wed 28th Jun 2006 14:41 in reply to "RE[2]:Weee"
Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

I assume you can still install the kitchen sink if you want to.

BTW, surprisingly, you can't download it if you're a resident of Afghanistan. So much for wanting to help rebuild the country ;)

Anyway, practical question of saving plastic and time: do you really need all 5 installation cds? It seems a bit excessive...can I do with just the first 2?

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RE[2]:Weee
by czubin on Wed 28th Jun 2006 14:42 in reply to "RE:Weee"
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

Well using SuSe on a daily usage and I feel it's missing way too muy..., sure I can make everything work but I need something which works not only for me but everyone else (aimed as a simple workstation).

That said, the clean ups and extra usability Novell put into this just might make it.

So far most reviews are good.

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RE[2]:Weee
by Vonpligher on Wed 28th Jun 2006 21:16 in reply to "RE:Weee"
Vonpligher Member since:
2006-01-07

No real difference but why not? with SLED you get a (big and good) printed manual and you support novell, a company that is investing a lot in linux. You have a choice, you can buy it (SLED) or have it for free (OpenSUSE)... just don't blame me if I choose to support Novell.

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