openSUSE 10.3: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

“These days when you download a Linux distribution and burn it
to CD, you would expect that it would not take too much of an
effort to have a look at it. Unless, of course, it’s one of three
distributions which are aimed at so-called geeks–Gentoo, Debian
and Slackware.

“But in the case of openSUSE, Novell’s community version of its
SUSE distrbution, this isn’t the case. No, you are set for quite an
ordeal and if you don’t have some background in using Linux and
don’t know some of the politics within the community, you won’t be
able to have a look at it…”