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Linux Comparison: openSUSE

Dec 05, 2008, 16:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Hopson)

"The biggest disappointment...
The biggest disappointment is that only the root user can write to an NTFS partition or drive. I can only assume this is done to prevent people from deleting the Windows folder, although if someone does that they probably shouldn't be using a computer in the first place. A quick search of the openSUSE wiki told me that I could modify a file to enable write support for everyone, although I feel there should be something in the control centre to make changing this easier.

"...and the second biggest disappointment.
Codecs and drivers are nowhere as near as easy as they are on Ubuntu, although I sort of expected them not to be. I was not offered any video drivers, however the relevant page in the wiki has links for a "1-Click Install" of the drivers for openSUSE 11.0. As I am using openSUSE 11.1 RC1, none of the "1-Click Install" options will work. Unfortunately, this means I would need to compile my own drivers, something I am not confident doing."

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