Opinions are all well and fine, but when they are based on data "from the last millennium", or in numbers, from more than 24 months ago, they are a nuisance.
Just login as root, type apt-get and it downloads and updates everything you need. I’ve tried RPM based distros several times since 2000, but the situation hasn’t improved as much as I had hoped. To date, Red Hat, SuSE, Mandriva just feel wrong to me.
Seriously, could someone point out the difference between
zypper install xbmc
apt-get install xbmc
to me? Thanks.
At some point there’s not much reason to continue reading certain websites anymore…
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So now it’s been a few weeks since openSUSE 11.2 hit the street.
Here are a few impressions / factoids that i discovered so far:
- upgrading through zypper with "zypper dup" as described on the openSUSE wiki: epic fail on 2 out of 3 tries. Both failed machines used the "desktop" kernel, maybe that is the reason.
- upgrading from DVD through yast: works fine. BUT I also picked the "default" kernel right from the start so maybe that is what made the upgrade work.
- clean install: no problems.
- ext4 is damn fast in deleting huge subdirectories.
- KDE4 needs to be upgraded to 4.3.4 to be usable; oSS is going to release 4.3.4 as a patchset for OSS 11.2 any day now.
- the "desktop" kernel breaks openVPN. Not a good thing.
On the whole, openSUSE 11.2 is pretty good after you find the little tripping stones…