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OSNews: SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional Review

Nov 18, 2003, 19:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Barnhart)

"SuSE uses their own YaST2 configuration system for installation. YaST2 begins by automatically configuring a few settings before the main installation. This includes partitioning, the boot manager, and a default desktop system that the user does not even have to touch. It automatically set up the mount points for my Windows system and partitioned everything without me touching it; simply amazing. Sadly, SuSE did not detect my Intel i810 graphics card or just did not define the right color sets so I was forced to install in an ugly 16-bit color mode and had to move windows up occasionally. The default system included KDE and a wide variety of applications. I chose to install everything... or at least I thought I did. For those who want to decide on their own what to install, the categories are set up very nicely.

"After setting up the prerequisites, the actual package installation began. I think I like SuSE's information display better then Red Hat's as YaST2 puts an estimated time remaining for each disk and shows progress on each CD, allowing you to go and do something else and come back after that amount of time has passed..."

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