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Last Review by Viper Chief - posted: 08-07-2008 02:18 PM [ Post a Review


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SuSE was one of the first distros I ever tried. I bought a boxed version from Best Buy back in 2000. I used it for about 3 or 4 years until the slowness of YaST and the entire system in general turned me away. Well, I'm back. openSUSE 11 is much faster. Compared to past versions, YaST is extremely fast and I don't even seem to notice the time it takes to load a module in YaST. Package management is quick, as well. I am running the 64-bit version and am very happy with it. I've tried other 64-bit distros, but this is the best I've personally seen. I downloaded the DVD iso from openSUSE.org. Install was extremely easy. It gives you the choice of installing GNOME, KDE 3.5.9 or KDE 4 as the default. Installing the other two (or a host of other things, for that matter) is easily done during install. I originally selected KDE 4 as my default and installed GNOME as well before hitting the final button to install. Personally, KDE 4 didn't do the job for me. Even after upgrading to 4.1. I reverted back to KDE 3.5.9 and am very happy with it. Despite using Linux for 10 years, I've been hard-pressed to find a good distro that I liked a lot. SuSE had been my favorite but the speed was an issue for me. Now that that's been taken care of, I don't see myself going anywhere else. Flash works out of the box and DVD playback and other codecs was a simple process which consisted of just going to one website and doing a "one click install." Easiest installation of codecs I've seen so far. The devs are doing an outstanding job. Hardware: Lenovo Thinkpad T61 (originally pre-loaded with SLED 10). Intel C2D T9300 2.5GHz 4GB RAM Intel x3100 GMA 965 Intel 3945ABG wireless Ricoh 5-in-1 card reader Intel 82801 HD Audio Controller. Everything worked out of the box. The only exception is the Ricoh. I don't know if that works. I don't have any cards, but lsmod shows that the drivers are all loaded for it.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "11" by Viper Chief - posted: 08-07-2008 - Rating: ********* 8.80



  



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