Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Aug 2006 17:00 UTC, submitted by Valour
SuSE, openSUSE "Novell's SLED 10 is a decent business desktop operating system as-is. However, it does not appropriately meet the needs of a large portion of business professionals. This guide will show you how to install or upgrade the Java Development Kit, install software from the SUSE Linux 10.1 package repositories, and enable DVD movie playback in SLED 10." Note: I also used the Pacman repositories weeks ago to install the non-free packages; it seems to have not affected stability.
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RandomGuy
Member since:
2006-07-30

running openSUSE right now and I must say while general speed and responsiveness are halfway acceptable Yast is _unbearably_ slow.
Is it SUSE in general or just the open version or is my hardware crap? I mean 3000+ should be fast enough, shouldn't it?
I used 9.2 before and it was hell of a lot faster!
Otherwise it's a fine distro...

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porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

The ximian monkeys have f--ked up the package management in Suse 10.1 and SLED 10. This is so much of a pain in the ass that I am only keeping a Suse partition in order to support my customers running it.

On my laptop, I have Suse 10 with the latest KDE and it works superbly. Novell's open suse's build service is outstanding. I wish the Ximian monkeys would stop messing around with shit they don't understand. Stick to Mono and evolution and leave the core distro and package management to the Suse hackers who had a good thing going before Novell's management messed it up.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I find both openSUSE 10.1 and SLED 10 horrible resource hogs, and with a Pentium D 920 and 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, my system shouldn't be a slouch.

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