Putting OpenSUSE 10.2 Through Its Paces

Review: It's not a perfect Linux desktop distribution, but it's pretty darn good. (DesktopLinux)

Sooner than anyone expected it, Novell Inc.s openSUSE community Linux distribution project has delivered a new version: openSUSE 10.2.

As a dyed-in-the-wool SUSE user since S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 first appeared in 1996, DesktopLinux.coms resident Linux curmudgeon wasted no time giving the latest openSUSE version a whirl.

OpenSUSEs new and improved KDE environment worked flawlessly, according to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Thats more than can be said, however, for the package manager, which delivered a blunt error report.

The new "pattern" feature of the package manager, which "gives you a large selection of different default setups for your system," on the other hand, gets mixed reviews. Basically, its a good idea, but with a few wrinkles that could use smoothing out.

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