What SuSE Pro does best ...
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 16:37:26 GMT
I'm still undecided, but after trying various distributions, imo SuSE has
no competition when it comes to package management. First, there is the
package list on the website. Then there is YaST, where I can see the
"cost" of adding a package in terms of dependencies. I happen to prefer
the KDE desktop, but some GTK/Gnome applications. I start with a basic
KDE installation, with a few must-have applications. Then, when deciding
on additional packages, YaST lets me factor in whether/not a particular
application requires 50 megs (or whatever) of additional packages.
The single-CD distributions are a valuable addition, a good way to become
familiar with Linux. But the applications included are someone else's
choices. They can be added to, but how does a user know what to add if
he/she has never tried an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink distribution?
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