Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 14th Mar 2011 08:29 UTC, submitted by bsmith1012
SuSE, openSUSE When you install OpenSUSE, one of the first things you may wish to do is to install new applications or support for restricted media playback. To do this, you'll need to configure your repositories. This blog post explains how it's done.
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by pandronic on Mon 14th Mar 2011 20:21 UTC
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Holy long article, Batman! Doesn't anyone have a problem with the fact that in a 2011 OS you need to read a 3 page article just to install some software? Just a thought ... maybe that's why the year of the Linux Desktop is yet to come?

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RE: Ouch
by bsmith1012 on Mon 14th Mar 2011 20:35 in reply to "Ouch"
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I have to agree, the linuxmint and ubuntu software centers Ive seen are definitely a much simpler way of doing things. Repositories and priorities should be done in the background, but until there's a good software center for opensuse (bazaar project?) you'll have to configure things yourself. Still, there's a reason why OpenSUSE is one of the most popular KDE distros, they offer a great rock solid system if you configure things correctly.

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RE: Ouch
by Praxis on Mon 14th Mar 2011 20:40 in reply to "Ouch"
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he could have encapsulated it all into a few cli commands for you to copy/paste in a terminal, or embedded the one click install link that was given in the first comment of this article. But a lot of linux guides try not to hide the complexity as much as possible and try to get people to understand what they are doing instead of blindly clicking links.

Edited 2011-03-14 20:41 UTC

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RE: Ouch
by Soulbender on Mon 14th Mar 2011 21:39 in reply to "Ouch"
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Well, to be fair there's a bunch of screenshots in there and things are explained to some depth. On the other hand, I've always found the OpenSUSE package management to be incredibly awkward and counter-intuitive.

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