“I have read quite a few reviews on SuSEs latest product with different people giving their opinions so here are mine. SuSE in my opinion has made the biggest improvements to its distribution in recent years but will SuSE Linux 8.2 carry on with this trend or not?” Read the article at IMAFish.
Review at IMAFish: SuSE Linux 8.2
2003-05-12 SuSE, openSUSE 15 Comments
Great review, it was like.. half a page. Very in depth.
The review wasn’t very good.
But the point made, that SuSE 8.2 is very good, is a good one. I’ve been using it for a a few weeks now, and it’s easily the best distro/ver I’ve tried yet.
Consider: I haven’t had to compile a single thing. (Actually, I compiled XMame myself, but I’m a bit anal about that). I plug something into a usb port, and it pops up on the desktop. All my fonts look fine. Installation was a breeze.
I just get so amazed that people are shocked SuSE is this good, SuSE is the best Linux distro to ever hit the market. It always has been, it will always be the best.
Yeah… right. It only has the problems I pointed out in my review.
The review was on the light side but it sprang me back to action. I had been very, very happy user of SuSE 7.1 and 8.0 Then I moved to Red Hat 8.0 because it’s font rendering was much better. Recent installation of RH 9 has been quirky and the last drop was when I added more RAM X just wouldn’t go pass logging in and then it always froze. Admittedly RH is great and free but my first “love” is coming back home.
I dunno Eugenia…
Most people who had the issues you had in #2 of your review would… well… know better I guess. Most newbies wouldn’t be worried about advanced formatting and leaving their RH partitions intact. Same for #1.
Sorry to hear about your montior. It worked fine here on my noname Circuit City monitor.
Hello, can I be just plain lazy and ask you if the problem you encountered in 8.2 of lilo/GRUB not installing in /boot partition and overwriting MBR/other boot loaders is a known bug?
Thanks a lot! 🙂
>if the problem you encountered in 8.2 of lilo/GRUB not installing in /boot partition and overwriting MBR/other boot loaders is a known bug?
It became a known bug after I reported it. I talked with the person who tested that particular feature.
> Most newbies wouldn’t be worried about advanced formatting and leaving their RH partitions intact.
Sorry, but SuSE is not a newbie distro. It is a full pledge workstation/server distro. And the problems I reported there, are not just for partitions, but a zillion of other problems (or annoyances), that do have an impact in the day to day usage of the machine by anyone.
I’ve alway’s liked SuSE, except for there aren’t very many forums I have found for them. “english” forums….
Perhaps SuSE users are more fond of traditional communication like usenet alt.os.linux.suse or mailing-lists http://www.suse.com/us/private/support/mailinglists/index.html than users from other distributions who only know web forums?
if I was to mirror the suse FTP for making installs over LAN later on, do I need the /suse/src – subdirectory..? I beleive it’s the sources only which I don’t need for installing..?!
Your an idiot.
I’ve used just about every distro out there, web forums are a good place to search, and help others. It’s a bit easier on the eye’s like the web page your looking at now.
Sorry, that was a little harsh. I just think web forums are setup much better.
I’ve been a steady SuSE users since 6.1, it’s not that I can’t figure it out, I just like to help others too and I don’t alway’s know the answers.
Web Forums are setup to win, I will just leave it at that.
Yes, that is very unfortunate: lack of english web forums. And generally any web forum is easier to the eye.
When I need some helps with my SuSE rig, I prefer to go to general linux (english) web forum like linuxquestions.org and few others.
Hey, I just like to help others too 😉 Too bad, SuSE doesn’t have one (yet).
Another thing that kind of sucks with suse is the apt-get site. I’m very happy that it’s out there with so much to install, but currently I’m running it to get the latest k_athlon upgrade and it’s running from 6kb -13kb. That’s pretty slow.
MDK and RH apt-get servers out there can run 250kbs.
Would someone please help http://ftp.gwdg.de and get them a mirror?????????????????????????????