Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 9th Dec 2006 23:44 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE "In conclusion? I'm going to stick with it. It really is impressive with a great set of software installed by default (taking away perhaps a lot of my need for massive repos), nice touches like the new menu and use of Gnome control center etc." More here.
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Very Nice.
by Yagami on Sun 10th Dec 2006 12:15 UTC
Yagami
Member since:
2006-07-15

i am a long time linux user. i am also a long time gentoo user ( + than four years )

for two years now , i usually try some new comercial linux distributions ( fedora , suse , mandriva , ubuntu ) , just to see where linux comercially is heading.

i have to say , that open suse 10.2 is the first one i could make in one day , as good as gentoo ( as far as i taking a screenshot , and almost couldnt tell which one is it )

there were some performance problems first, and its too bad most users dont know some tips ( for exemple , with beryl and nvidia , or to also disable completly zmd , also , install a good font ( vn implementation of urw) ) but other than that :

* the yast is great
* the kde menu is great ( i am a kde user , havent seen gnome yet... or if i ever will )
* the underlying system seems to be good ( i like the sysconfig yast editor )
* very nice art , nice grub screens
* nice overwall tweaks ( konqueror with smooth scrolling )
* lots of software ( nice that the serenity theme exists for suse )
* and its there ... in one day i setted up suse just the way i want it ... perfect ;)

i am really happy about it.

cons :

* well , the damn thing couldnt recognize my lvm setup in instalation , but as soon as it booted from the hard drive ( 2nd fase of instalation ) , it detected them properly. of course , at second fase , there is no point anymore.

* i am still afraid of the "binary" thing... i have the mentality of "compiled in the box" ;)

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RE: Very Nice.
by netpython on Sun 10th Dec 2006 12:42 in reply to "Very Nice."
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

I would miss the ebuilds too ;-) And gentoo-hardened.

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