Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 14:49 UTC, submitted by Valour
SuSE, openSUSE "Many changes have gone into the SUSE Linux operating system since version 10.1, including a name change: the entire operating system is now known only as openSUSE. All of those changes appear to have been for the better - openSUSE 10.2 is as great a release as 10 was - but despite the improvements and bug fixes, there are still several underlying problems that prevent openSUSE 10.2 from being competitive with commercial desktop operating systems."
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RE[3]: Installations
by dark child on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Installations"
dark child
Member since:
2005-12-09

Yes are right about using live discs to test hardware. Ubuntu indeed has the alternate installation disc, but the last time I used it, you did not have any choice with regards to package selection like you do in openSUSE, Fedora, Mandriva etc.

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RE[4]: Installations
by mabhatter on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 17:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Installations"
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2005-07-17

because the base install media only has a few programs on it.. you connect to repos for the rest. Ubuntu is not a fat DVD with all the stuff, just a little bit. Frankly, that helps support because you can guarantee users will have a default config... there's nothing worse in suse or Mandrake than thinking your clever at the install and clicking a bunch of boxes because you read it on slashdot... then the system doesn't work how the manual says and you're cursing the penguins. The Ubuntu way is much better... and you go to Synaptic and get the stuff you "think" you need later from a proper system.

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