Linked by Adam S on Thu 19th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
SuSE, openSUSE A new major release of Novell's community-supported distro openSUSE 11 is now available and can be downloaded from the mirrors. Linux Format has a hands-on look at the new installer, SLAB menu and Compiz Fusion, and weighs up whether the distro can fight competition from Ubuntu and Fedora. Is this the start of a new era for SUSE?
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RE: This is not a review...
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 20th Jun 2008 21:13 UTC in reply to "This is not a review..."
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

I want to add something.
I don't know how this man can complain about YaST.
I have been saying for years now that YaST is the best "control panel" of any OS, bar none (so forget about configuration tools of other Linux distros). There is virtually nothing you can't do within a nice GUI.
But on the other hand you can work from the CLI if you prefer.

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RE[2]: This is not a review...
by satan666 on Fri 20th Jun 2008 21:59 in reply to "RE: This is not a review..."
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

I was an OpenSuse user once (before they became the Judas of Linux community) and I found Yast the slowest tool I ever used. It took hours to update 1 or 2 packages. The CPU was 100% the whole time. Horrible tool.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I never had that kind of experience. Maybe you were on dial-up.
However, before 11.0 I'll easily admit that package management wasn't the best YaST module, therefore I was an apt4rpm specialist, which I had to abandon in favour of Smart when they moved to repomd.
In openSUSE 11.0 package management has been greatly improved, especially CLI Zypper:

http://news.opensuse.org/2008/06/06/sneak-peeks-at-opensuse-110-pac...

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