Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th Jul 2006 07:22 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
SuSE, openSUSE According to APC Magazine: Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 includes the most fully integrated desktop search we've seen on any operating system, which is a crowning achievement for Novell.
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I'm tired of novel anounces
by ValiSystem on Tue 11th Jul 2006 08:15 UTC
ValiSystem
Member since:
2006-02-28

I didn't even read them, but news about suse make me upset. One month ago, i decided to install and the OpenSuse, since it was so great.
My overall impress is summarized in one word : "shocking !" (pronounce with british emphasis).
Yes, the installer is great, nothing to say here. But Yast2 is plenty of bugs, it takes huge time to open/close tools, freezes, and so on. There is no official package repository on internet, so you have to deal with removable supports. (The jokes is when you want to copy it on your hard disk and use it - try it, it's really funny, Yast2 shows you its roots).
Zen installer never installed me any update nor than any other software, and, well this pretty Zen software just freezes or tell me there are updates available but can't install them - without giving any reason of course.
ho, by the way : Novel did a huge buzz on XGL, but you have to install nvidia drivers manually and configure it ... manually.
Ok, that was just to leave my testimony, somewhere on the web.

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Dr-ROX Member since:
2006-01-03

This is not about OpenSuSE, that had bugs in Yast and etc, but about SLED - commercial product.

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ValiSystem Member since:
2006-02-28

So, SLED, which is commercial, is better ? Strange, distros generally put the "open" or "community" as the same level as their commercial version, minus some functionalities ... so that you have the same quality, but not the same functionalities, the diff is the price. Here you can be sure that i will never buy any SuSE thing.
I can't believe that SuSE put a buggy version of Yast in OpenSuSE and removed all the bugs in SLED. This would have been a _huge_ task, yast seems to be broken in its roots (it's my feeling of software developer). And that would be terribly offending to the OSS community.
Anyway, i just wanted to say "Novel is teasing us since several months, so i tested one of their product, and i'am far from convinced" Why teasing us if their products does not reflects what they say ? I would like these news to be more than "buzz".

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