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SuSE 10.2 Final - Dec 7th


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rodneymckay

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Lots of distros out there with Ubuntu 6.10 which I just installed Kubuntu and tried this last week :whistling: no internet connectivity out of the box. I'm looking forward to the SuSE 10.2 final which is scheduled for release on December 7. Its taken me quite a while to pick up on the whole Linux thing being a windows guy, but there are some advantages and disadvantages for sure. The hardest thing for me to understand with out feeling like the biggest *umb*ss is when you ask questions about installing software. You get these scripts you have to write into terminals? Now I really like the security and smoothness of Suse 10.2 RC1 and previous releases but come on Linux. YaST really helps install so much software and packages, but do I really need some of this stuff. I really don't know. Its like playing the slot machines. I get a program not working that needs some drivers or some audio codec and I end up installing about 300 things to try and get it working. And with Wine you can drag your RPM or tz. whatever format into wine and it will install your windows .exe but will it work after it installs. Maybe!, maybe not. Not to mention configuring installing sources. Amarok finally started to work when I got the right audio engine to engage the sound. It did sound awesome listening to my Shoutcast (Winamp) radio stations. Now as far as watching some of my avi tv show and movies, I finally got Kaffeine to play them. At least SuSE connects to the net out of the box after installation where Kubuntu was a lame duck. For whatever its worth its fun to install and tinker with until you loose your mind trying to get something to work and you end up uninstalling.

Edited by rodneymckay, 01 December 2006 - 12:46 PM.

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