Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Sep 2007 14:45 UTC, submitted by thebluesgnr
SuSE, openSUSE "OpenSUSE has been driving innovation on the Linux desktop, and in today's serial we'll be discovering just what has been happening on the GNOME front. Among other things, openSUSE 10.3 is set to contain, and be among the very first to have, the new GNOME 2.20. We'll see what new things you can expect from this version, what additional polish openSUSE brings to the desktop, and finally we'll be talking to JP Rosevear, an openSUSE and GNOME developer, to find out a little more."
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BryanFeeney
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2005-07-06

SuSE 6 came with four CDs and a big manual written in Latex in German, and then translated for us Englishers: I know because I bought it. I doubt very much SuSE 4.2 came with more than 7 CDs, in fact I suspect it was less than four. Indeed, when 4.2 was released in 96, KDE had only just been proposed by Matt Ettrich: without KDE or Gnome (which came after 6.0) there was little need for so many CDs. No-one would have used it expecting to get a great desktop experience, the best you could hope for was fvwm95, and the lack of desktop applications meant it was only good enough for people who wanted to use the Unix console.

All of which makes me wonder if you really did use SuSE 4.2, or if you dragged out an obscure reference to back up a somewhat weak, and definitely inflamatory assumption.

Qt and Intel sponsor huge amounts of work in X11; RedHat leads the way in desktop standardisation, and has developed a number of configuration utilities; Novell, with Mono, have done a lot of work in apps like Banshee and others, and Ubuntu have done a lot of work creating configuration utilities (like RedHat) and packaging all the software in a manner conducive to use by non-technical users. They currently lead the pack in that regard, but are by no means the only game in town.

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

SuSE 6 came with four CDs and a big manual written in Latex in German, and then translated for us Englishers: I know because I bought it. I doubt very much SuSE 4.2 came with more than 7 CDs, in fact I suspect it was less than four. Indeed, when 4.2 was released in 96, KDE had only just been proposed by Matt Ettrich: without KDE or Gnome (which came after 6.0) there was little need for so many CDs.

Well I know I bought at least one version of SuSE with that many cds...

I don't remember which window manager was default but I know it wasn't KDE or Gnome. KDE at the time I used my first copy of SuSE was still in beta on release and I don't remember seeing Gnome at all until a later release. I recall using fvwm95 and playing with afterstep--which lead me to Litestep and back to Windows with the whole shell replacement scene for awhile. In fact my first glimpse of BeOS was through an early Litestep theme that intrigued me enough to start hunting down more information about them and to my purchase of BeOS 5.0....

All of which makes me wonder if you really did use SuSE 4.2, or if you dragged out an obscure reference to back up a somewhat weak, and definitely inflamatory assumption.

I'm not here to measure e-penises with you; I only mentioned SuSE 4.2 in the context of having been a long time user and fan. It's possible I may have used the wrong version number--maybe it was actually 5.2?

The point is I'd been using SuSE for a long time, and I think it's hilarious so many people were modding me down who'd probably not even heard of the distro until the 8.x or 9.x days...

--bornagainpenguin

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hibridmatthias Member since:
2007-04-11

You are officially the most macho SuSe user of all of these SUSE 10.3 articles; before you the earliest user was 6.0. I was a 6.4 guy, but now I bow to you :-)

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