Saturday, June 17, 2006

Suse Linux 10.1

This month's edition of Linux For You comes with Suse Linux 10.1 DVD. Going by the encouraging review in the magazine i tried this distro and was impressed by it right from the word go. Novell has packaged this very well. Most of the Linux distro installations these days are really trouble-free, so is Suse. Suse's installer is newbie-friendly. It hides all the bugging details beneath the expert menus and does a neat setup in default configuration mode. One thing which impressed me was the post-installation configuration. After installing the packages from the DVD, it configures the Internet, tests it by fetching the latest release notes from Novell's site and then it prompts for updating installed packages. On choosing this upgrade option it auto detects its package server, shows the list of upgradable packages, installs them and then optionally deletes the downloaded patches, leaving a clean updated system. Switching from FC2 i find a lot of interesting and new stuff to be explored in Suse 10.1, especially KDE 3.5 Trivia - In tribute to 42, SUSE Linux 10.1 was released on 11th May 2006 and dedicated to Douglas Adams on his fifth death anniversary.


Blogger Saturday Night Takeout said...

Better than kubuntu? I' ve been looking to switch distros for a while, and this seems like a good option.

6/18/2006 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Chandan R said...

I have not tried kubuntu. All the while i was using FC2, compared to which SuSe 10.1 is definetly worth the switch with lots of new packages and essential upgrades. KDE 3.4 rocks.

6/19/2006 09:58:00 PM  
Blogger Saturday Night Takeout said...

:D Thanks, am going to sit this weekend and thrash it out.

6/20/2006 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Rajat said...

10.1 is great - I still haven't installed it at home(I use FC4 at home). I use it at the office though.
Will get it at home once I upgrade my comp.

6/23/2006 09:03:00 AM  

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