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SuSE SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
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8 40784 04-19-2008
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100% of reviewers $50.00 9.6



Description: Hands down the best Linux Desktop Ever Released. 3D Desktop, Major User Interface Improvements, and best of all Everything For a change Works how it should.
Keywords: SuSE, Enterprise, 10, Linux, Novell, Desktop


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Old 07-23-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
KohlyKohl
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Posts: 193

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 10

Pros: UI Overhall, 3D Desktop, Improved Macro Support, Fewer Obvious bugs, Mounting works right(unlike OpenSuSE 10.1), 2.5 GB of files.
Cons: A few bugs that need to be worked out still.



At $50 for a yearly Subscription this is a steal. Novell finally has all the bugs worked out. All the little details for the UI have finally been addressed with Gnome. Hardware that has just been mounted does not result in an icon being placed over the top of another. The Old Gnome Program Menu has been thrown out and Made into what could be described as a small Desktop to hold icons, as well as shortcuts to settings and such. There is also a New Icon set, that in my opinion is the best one I have yet seen for Linux. They are very professional looking and well done to explain their contents. Other little features have been added such as the ability to toggle the URL box under Nautilus, which is a great feature. All in All, if you haven't tried this release out you have no Idea what you are really missing out on. This has ruined any other Linux distrobution for me, thanks alot Novell!
 
Old 07-27-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
bholzhauser
 
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Lenovo T61, Kubuntu 8.04
Posts: 11

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: New desktop, 3 year lifecycle
Cons: not sure yet


Best SUSE distro to date. First time Ive ever enjoyed gnome. Ive grown to enjoy tweaking and fixing my distro's, avtually got bored with SLED when it worked.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 04:57 PM   #3
npbwbass
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: RH & SuSE
Posts: 4

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 9

Pros: very easy install
Cons: you have to nit pick to find one >video configuration


I have been flirting with SuSE for a few years and have found it easy to work with. It has great documentation. I decided to jump in when my agency needed new systems in the class rooms. The rollout with SuSE went flawlessly using the network load. After supporting windows on 350 plus systems for years and now using SLED I don't know what to do with all my free time. It simply works and doesn't break with the kids. We have not needed to add a third party application as everything we needed came on board. YaST is still awesome in working with this distro.

The few cons would be I managed to fold the video setup on my Sony laptop with the first loading. It took some editing to get the GUI up but it did come up. The open SuSE 10.1 had no problems with the video on this system but SLED did. But only on my Sony VGN-FS500p the Tosheba TECRAs love it.

The other con is on a lesser CPU such as the INTEL Celeron you can get a runaway processor QED with this load. I am still looking at this but it seems there is a combination of services that will cause the processor to peak out and stay there.

I think SuSE and Novell have their collective acts together with this one. Bottom line is don't load what you don't need and you will have a smooth running system.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 09:44 PM   #4
netbob
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Suse 10/Fedora Core 5
Posts: 3

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Great wireless support with a smooth install
Cons: Windows active directory tools lacking


I have been using SUSE 10 (SLED) for several months now and I have to say it is one of the best linux distro's I have used to date. Setup is a breeze and system updates work right off. Additionally, I bought support and maint. from Novell for about $105 bucks for three years! Since (who isn't) we are large windows shop, I need to be able to admin Windows 2003 AD controllers. Thus far, Xandros 3 Business Edition is still the best for Windows admin tool support but SUSE is sweet for EVERYTHING else.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 05:57 PM   #5
FewClues
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu, Mint
Posts: 122

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: Much better graphics (Xgl on or off) Better software install tools and a much better software update.
Cons: long boot cycle


SLED is the smoothest install of any distribution I've tested (24 in the past year) and the most capable install. It located all of my hardware without help and the configuration for everything took less than 3 minutes. One of my testbeds is a Ferrari 4000 and no distribution likes the display and none can locate the built-in wireless. SLED installed and came up running. I did have to tweak the security on the network but only because I deliberately use a non-standard system.

I was one of the KDE crowd that railed against the Gnome desktop being the standard and was delighted to find KDE is all there if you want it - but their use of the Gnome desktop makes it extremely useful and very simple to understand. The built in tutorial makes it quick and easy for those migrating from windoze to quickly grasp their new environment - and we now use SLED for our training lab.

I got my first glimpse from a distribution on the "Linux Format" magazine DVD. Then downloaded the full distribution from Novell. Because so impressed that we sent them a nice thank you with a check.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 07:42 AM   #6
nuro305
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: FC4, SuSE 9.3 Pro, SuSE 10.1, SLED 10 SDK
Posts: 128

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Flawless setup, Awsome 3-D, Very Reliable
Cons: No DVD or MPG Playback


I've used, FC1 & 4, Redhat, SuSE 9.3 & 10.1 and now SLED 10.
All of the SuSE distros installed easly and detected ALL of my hardware on my laptops. It didn't find the USB Wireless on one desktop)

I just gave a presentation on SuSE 10 to my company because it's so secure and the 3-D desktop is the best since a Mac, and that's saying something.

I also use the built-in 256 bit encryption on my entire /home to protect all my customer data and that makes everyone happy ;-)

The only thing I wish it had out of the box is support for DVDs and MPGs. I don't see why if I'm paying 50.00 a year for this licensed product, it can't be included. (alhtough there are easy tutorials on this site on how to do it ;-)
 
Old 03-21-2007, 09:54 PM   #7
androctonus
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 2

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0

Pros: why we have to pay for linux
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hello all
isn`t linux is free why we had to pay for it ?
 
Old 04-19-2008, 09:19 AM   #8
bobebrown
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: SLED10 SP1
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: A fully functional office with email etc straight out of the box.
Cons: None


First off SLED is a FREE download.

Look for SLED xx BIT SP1 this is available as a DVD iso or six CD iso's.

I used the cd-isos (MD5 check each of them - this is crucial!!).

The $50 is for patch support, you don't need to subscribe - I will 'cos I'm blown away by SLEDS performance.

I am a complete newbie to Linux and am picking up only slowly but can assist with setting up Evolution to BTInternet / BTYahoo if any one is interested.

Eventually I will be trying out SLES 10 but currently my main server is a runtime NW6.5 OES2. Which is also completely free (you only get two grace connections but ifolder, MySQL and all TCP connections do not consume licenses).

So if any one is looking for a zero cost MySQL training environment all you need is an old PC (P2's upward with AT LEAST 500Mb of ram will do fine) and to download OES2 on Netware, (MySQL v4.xx is installed by default but can easily be patched to V5.0.45).

Currently I am working on USB / network installs of SLED - but I'm old and thick.

SLEDs performance on my old 1.6GHZ AMD barebone is amazing (when compared to XP). Once I get automated installs worked out I want to see what its like on my new DELL 64 bit(which arrived with a corrupted filesystem and components short), a Celeron 1.3 (which struggled with XP after all the updates), a couple of dual processor HP servers but especially some old P2's.

SUBJECTIVELY!!, I would say that SLED, on my old 1.6GHZ AMD barebone can more than match the latest bloatware on my new 64 bit DELL, but I have'n't had my new investment switched on for over a week now.

FYI: I have no connection with Novell (aside from certifications).

cheers

Bobb
 




  



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