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OSNews: Survey of YaST2 Configurator on SuSE 9.0

Mar 08, 2004, 11:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sameer Niphadkar)

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"All of us who are in computers know that at present we are using enhanced software products for applications, which our predecessors never thought about or used. Why do we need a word processor when a simple text file does the same job of documentation.

"Why do we need Access or Oracle like DBMS when spreadsheets can do the same job of data storage. Why do we need an IDE like Visual Studio.NET or Borland when we can use vi or emacs for code writing.The answer lies in the ease of use and comfortable handling. We all love when the software does the bothering of trivial management and we are left only to concentrate on the important or core stuff of the application.

"When I installed SuSE 9.0 Prof on my machine I was totally zapped by the way of its functionality and user friendliness. I have been in Linux for the past 4 years. [Not much I know] and have used various flavors [RedHat, Mandrake, Gentoo, Slackware FreeBSD etc]. My most favorites till date being Fedora Core Yarrow and Debian Woody 3.2. I have seen that all of them are improving in their user friendliness with the eye-candy applications in the GUI. Thus posing as tough competitors to the Microsoft Windows OS..."

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