Mantra: I am a suse newbie. I probably have missed something that will make your' and my life vastly simpler.
Onto the question-(s)
Is their something better than yast for package management, and a good starting rescource for suse n00bs? I have used smartpm-but only briefly. I am not entirely sure how to best form my concern. I have used smartpm and it seems to be a little more er--gracefull about going about things, than yast (The silly thing doesn't seem to understand theirs a reason I have 3 or 4 mirrors listed.)
Might someone comment as to if that's actually the case? Is it "better"?
Is their a 'best practices' guide?
For instance Ubuntuu has ubuntufaqs and Ubuntuguide.