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Old 05-02-2006, 05:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy SuSE Linux 10 - Cut Down and Dirty

I was surprised to see just how much has been excluded from this version of SuSE. No Pur-FTPD etc. No 'Professional' tag ( I guess I should have seen that coming), just SuSE Linux 10.

Novell is going the Microsoft route, as I see it. Creating a 'User' system that contains only that which a user would want. It sort of pre-empts our needs. Given that most people who are Linux users are pretty smart folk compared to the Windows users. Just to avoid conflict, I am also a Windows user .

I liked the 9 series of SuSE Linux. It was stuffed full of useful stuff like Heartbeat and so forth. All that has gone. I suppose the view at Novell is, why give stuff away for free, and why not create a bigger distinction between the desktop and the server software.

Shame though. I was quite excited about version 10. The shine has come off for me, and I have had to order a copy of SLES to get my job done, whereas I could have done all the work with Version 9.1 which did include the 'Professional' bits and pieces.

Still the best Linux desktop if you can tear yourself away from XP.
Old 05-02-2006, 06:03 AM   #2
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Your version of 10,is it a retail copy or is a it copy you found on a coverdisk on a magazine?

I think you'll find that if you spend the money then you'll get the fully fledged version with all the bells and whistles.

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Old 05-02-2006, 08:22 AM   #3
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Lightbulb Suse 10 some vines of gripes, some not.

I like the fact that it has acrobat and Macromedia Flash; on the side however, I can't believe adobe bought out macromedia. That might be better if we are to see linux based Dreamweaver in case anybody wants to complain to adobe/macromedia to move that along a little. But... If there is no problem licensing acrobat reader, then why the *** not Windows Media player?!!!


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