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OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction

Jun 25, 2008, 03:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"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..."

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