OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction
Jun 25, 2008, 03:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"The different incarnations of SuSE have always kept the feel of
old time distributions--by which I mean releases made before
GNU/Linux became popular, and new users became the main priority in
planning. Nor is version 11.0 of openSUSE an exception. Even from a
Live CD, openSUSE installs with several choices of basic software,
including, for instance, both Firefox and Konqueror in the KDE
version. More importantly, unlike distributions such as Fedora or
Ubuntu, openSUSE does not concentrate on ease of use so much as on
adding increased functionality.
"The result is a release that, while not completely ideal for an
absolute newcomer, offers more advanced desktop users who have
absorbed the GNU/Linux mania for tinkering..."