Home > SuSE, openSUSE > Basics for SUSE Linux Basics for SUSE Linux Eugenia Loli 2004-08-10 SuSE, openSUSE 14 Comments This is a very basic guide to help configure and secure a SUSE Linux system. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 14 Comments 2004-08-10 11:35 am “you will have a little icon in the bottom-right corner. right-click on it and select ‘check for updates'”. it says so in the tutorial. strangely, i have more than one icon down there. also strange, i get all kind of menu options, from “open kmix” to “check transfer rate”… man. as if it would have been so confusing / compliated to write it like “you will have a little green icon with the head of a lizard in the bottom-right corner. right-click on it and select ‘check for updates'”… 2004-08-10 12:18 pm I agree with your conclusion, this is a very, very bad example of how I personally think that the quality of the stuff OSNews links to and also the stuff the so-called contributors write for OSNews has become lower and lower. I long for the days when OSNews only linked to/produced good, quality reviews, test, etc. Unfortunately (for OSNews) the recent decline in quality has made me (and probably lots of others) look for a new computer update site. Regards Kim 2004-08-10 12:37 pm > this is a very, very bad example of how I personally think that the quality […] has become lower and lower. it’s quite a *good* example, actually… 2004-08-10 12:41 pm Yes, you are right: I was typing faster than I was thinking, a common error in many articles here on OSNews 2004-08-10 1:38 pm For idiots like me it was somewhat useful. Remember: we idiots will always outnumber you. 2004-08-10 1:48 pm This particular article is an external article that nobody at OSnews had anything to do with, so the quality of this article cannot be put on OSnews really… Not to mention the overall quality of the article isn’t as bad as the comments suggest, it is iffy in places tho. But I’ve seen way worse. OTOH, OSnews articles like http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=7968 should definitely have been proofread and edited (and in that particular case, it was a draft that got published, not even the final article, a major screw-up on the side of OSnews IMHO). 2004-08-10 2:04 pm This particular article is an external article that nobody at OSnews had anything to do with, so the quality of this article cannot be put on OSnews really… Not to mention the overall quality of the article isn’t as bad as the comments suggest, it is iffy in places tho. But I’ve seen way worse. I believe, and I could be wrong here, that the point these posters are making is that the admins of OSNews should not be posting these articles to begin with, not that they had anything to do with the article itself. If this is the case, I agree wholeheartedly. Like Kim and others, I am actively searching for another site for my news. 2004-08-10 2:17 pm Very true “A Dual Booter”. Maybe this particular article is not the worst I have ever seen on OSNews, but it is the article that has made me complain to the editor and made “go public” with my concerns. Luckily I am not the only one feeling that OSNews is a sub-decent-quality-news-site 2004-08-10 4:03 pm Is there any real interest in providing knowledge and information or are flame fests more profitable because they produce more page views, which is all that advertisers care about? I put the question to you people. You decide. 2004-08-10 5:27 pm “Luckily I am not the only one feeling that OSNews is a sub-decent-quality-news-site.” Yes, you’re right. All of you who are unhappy SHOULD leave. We trust you don’t need any help finding the door…Don’t worry, nobody will miss you… 2004-08-10 11:19 pm I have been reading this site for over a year now, all you people complaining should ask for a refund for your subscription, oh wait a minute this is FREE? 2004-08-10 11:38 pm In my opinion OSNews has a lot of great news articles and a lot of them appear here faster than many other big named news sites. IMO I think many people are being a little over dramatic maybe have a little too much time on their hands if they have to cry “I’m gonna jump ship over one or two articles!” “I found a typo! I’m going to rip my hair out over this!” “I could’ve written it better I’m gonna hold my breath until you appreciate me” type of stuff. Come on. This site has free news, and the majority of the time it’s awesome. Didn’t your mother tell you “if you don’t have anything good to say don’t say it at all?” I bet the people who like to write negative things rarely if at all praise or provide positive feedback and probably live very bitter lives. Lighten up. 2004-08-11 2:32 am It does appear the articles posted on OSNews are getting worse every week. As for the question regarding alternative news with professional articles try these links. Linux: http://linuxinsider.com/ OSX: http://www.macnewsworld.com/ E-Commerce: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/ Tech: http://www.technewsworld.com/ http://www.g4techtv.ca/ Security: http://securityfocus.com/ 2004-08-11 10:38 am > Didn’t your mother tell you “if you don’t have anything good > to say don’t say it at all?” That’s such a horrible saying. Aren’t we allowed to criticize?