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The Register: SuSE 7.3 rocks Red Hat and flips XP the bird

Nov 16, 2001, 18:05 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C. Greene)

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"Whereas Red Hat defaults to ext3, SuSE defaults to the tried and true ext2. I'm ambivalent here; Harry really wants a journaled file system and will be quite appalled when his brats kick the power cord while he's working and he then finds that his computer appears 'broken'.

On the other hand, ext3 can still be a bit sketch on some machines; and considering Harry's nervous nature, I suppose it's a good call.

SuSE also defaults to KDE (rather than Gnome like Red Hat), which I think looks better (though you've got to love Nautilus) and will no doubt reassure Harry that he's bought a quality product just like the 'real' stuff from Microsoft. It also defaults to LILO instead of GRUB, which is probably another solid bit of Germanic conservatism working in Harry's favor."

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