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

It was a 1Mb/s connection through a cable/internet provider. There was not much network activity, but the CPU was 100% during the update.

Edited 2008-06-21 02:04 UTC

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