Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Aug 2006 11:24 UTC, submitted by anyweb
SuSE, openSUSE Linux-Noob has reviewed SLED 10. "Novell's strengths are many, and I'm delighted to see the excellent work they have done in usability tests, and making the whole desktop feel like it's ready, ready to do business, and ready to serve its users. The development they've done with Beagle and in particular the 'computer menu' are fantastic and hopefully are just the start of better things to come."
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Dislike the package management
by Noremacam on Fri 25th Aug 2006 16:57 UTC
Noremacam
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2006-03-08

The desktop itself, especially the "computer" menu is truthfully quite cool, but the rest of the OS I'm not too excited about. I'm firmly attached to using the commandline apt-get to get my programs, and I think managing apt repositories are massively easier, with less menus(or no menus, if done from the command line).

Perhaps I just don't understand Suse, and some of you here could enlighten me, but I think the packages available for Suse 10 were rather limited. I really hate using my webbrowser to manually download and install packages, and then, even more fun, resolving their dependencies. I've heard of other repositories for Suse 10.1, but I don't want to put the repositories for another OS onto my computer and potentially crap my OS when I update.

Lastly, I always felt the UI in YaST was never as efficient as synaptic + apt-get combo that I've become attached to.

Perhaps if SLED used YUM instead, I might like it a lot better, since it's similar to apt.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Lack of a gigantic repository is certainly one of SLED/SUSE's remaining problems.

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