[Scottish] Re: Mandrake 9.1

rev dode scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Jul 15 11:03:01 2003

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 12:07:00 +0100, David Marsh 
<lists2003@viewport.clara.co.uk> wrote:

> Right now, I'm giving serious consideration to SuSE as my main OS,
> having tried 8.1 from a recent PC Plus coverdisk. Only snag there is
> that I either need to lock myself in to buying updates, or finding
> somebody else who has SuSE who I can get copies from. (My reading of the
> SuSE licence is that you can copy the CDs if and only if this is done at
> absolutely no cost whatsoever to the recipient, not even 'cost of
> materials')

For an OS on a working PC I'm pretty happy with SUSE although I do tend to 
miss every other upgrade and rely on the online update for patches and bug 
fixes. This isn't really down to cost more a reflection of my lack of 
interest in tinkering on machine I use for work and play.

The biggest problem and the greatest feature of SUSE is yast, learn to love 
or find another distro it really isn't worth fighting with. If you want to 
tinker with your setup a lot when you reach the limits of what yast will do 
you will find it gets in the way of some manual configuartion changes you 

I will be buying 8.2 in the near future (as soon as i have a room to set up 
my PC in) and you are welcome to a copy of the CDs - I don't have the 
facilities to copy the DVD be warned updates may not be regular.



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