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Old 03-04-2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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Question Update from Suse 10.1 to 10.3

Friends, I have been using Suse 10.1 for a few years now. Even a computer-fool like me can be very happy with Linux, except, maybe, when it comes to adding software, like videoplayers a.s.o.

How much sense does it make to update to 10.3?
I only ask, because by chance I got a DVD 10.3 and was wondering if I should change.
If I do, can I simply install it? Will it erase the 10.1 and save my files to 10.3 where necessary, or, do I have to do this first?
Will it know what to do, or guide me through it like 10.1 did?

Thanks for your answers, Upageya.
Old 03-04-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Upageya View Post
Friends, I have been using Suse 10.1 for a few years now.
Thanks for your answers, Upageya.
IMHO, suse is not great at updating. Best results are with a fresh re-install. For this reason, my own practice is to keep my data in a separate partition, so it can be shared between different installations.

The 10.1 was one of the unhappier versions - you will be much happier with 10.3, which rocks! 10.3 will give you as much or more guidance than 10.1 did - no traps of any kind. Go for it!
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Great, thank you. If 10.1 was unhappy, well the I cannot complain. I am not too good with computers, my psychoanalyst tells me I actually hate them.
It must be at least partially true, I regularly throw a fit when I try to download some software. I really wish the "How to" were a little more, how shall I say? efficient...?

Thanks again to all of you...
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In YaST2 -> Software, there is a "Community Repository" module that makes it very easy to add the special repositories to add things like media playback or nvidia or ati drivers. The "vlan" repo will be needed for dvd playback. The packman repo is where you want to get applications like mplayer or xmms.
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Like you, I also resisted upgrading from 10.1 for a while. I'm happy I went to 10.3. Much better distribution.
Old 03-07-2008, 04:08 AM   #6
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Hello JWPurple

you write that you did upgrade.
So, you should know: is there a need to prepare anything, like copy all files, and then load them onto the 10.3.?
Or does 10.3 do everythimg that is needed, while installing??

Thanks, Upageya


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