I never made a secret out of the fact, that I've been a SUSE Linux fan
since the 6.1 release. But because of the Microvell deal, I jumped ship
a couple of months ago. However I felt I had to give the latest openSUSE
10.3 Beta a fair chance.
My conclusion however is: its a horror!
Every time you want to install (even a single) package using YaST2, the
entire package database is rebuild. On my machine this takes about 20
This lame system was introduced in 10.2 and openSUSE promised to make
addition of repositories much more easy, with the Methapackage system,
which I found very useful.
However in the end, openSUSE finally didn't solve the problems as promised.
After fooling around for a day with openSUSE 10.3 I installed Kubuntu
again, without a pain.
What most freaked me out was the fact that MONO was installed (without
even questioning). I don't want MONO, because its an implementation of
the Microsoft .NET framework. I simply don't want that sort of *** on
my box, but openSUSE simply left me no choice.
So here we have it: If you've been searching for Microsoft Linux, here
it is, it's called SUSE / openSUSE.
I'm sorry, it really freaks me out, because this is what became of this
once so great distribution from the land of Bavaria :`-(
If you value your (software) freedon, simply SUSE void()
|_|0|_| Marti T. van Lin