FreeOS.com has a brief review of SuSE 7.1 Professional, and
despite a little irritation over the apparent burial of GNOME and
and disappointment with what parted can really deliver, they call
it "a `Must' upgrade."
"SuSE 7.1 finally reached FreeOS and boy, were we
eagerly awaiting this new release! It has lots of new additions
like kernel 2.4 (the first to support 2.4 final), XFree86 4.0.2
(with anti-aliasing support) and the new glibc 2.2. Although we did
get it a little late, we went ahead and reviewed the package and
here's our opinion.
The package comes with 7 CDs and includes the far more usable
single DVD. As always, the DVD installations are very easy and
don't require you to be alert to change the CD on time. The
excellent technical `handbook' is now, 15 pages richer (though we
didn't check to see where). What we did see was that the manual
still carries images from the 7.0 release. The usual QuickInstall,
configuration and application manuals are available for quick
You can still choose between the old Yast1 text mode
installation and the newer Yast2 interface. The SuSE installation
remains the same. It's all very familiar and a little change would
have been welcome. Of course comparisons with Mandrake, which has
the best installation routine currently, is inevitable. What we
desire is the ability to move directly back to any stage of the
installation process without having to repeatedly press the `back'