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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The latest release of the SuSE Linux distribution was quietly made public about a week ago. Many feared for the distribution’s future with members of the Open Source community disgruntled by the Novell-Microsoft deal. (Novell is provides funding for both its proprietary SuSE Linux Enterprise as well as the separate open source community effort known as openSuSE) Despite these fears, a friend of mine and I eagerly awaited the University of Stellenbosch’s mirror to get the DVD iso and downloaded it a day or two ago.
Backups in hand, I inserted the DVD and restarted. The odd load screen with the 2D tuxes surprised me after the sleek graphics that the SuSE 10.1 installation had sported. All in good fun! I started the install wizard and it was pretty much next-button-bashing all the way through.
There was one point where I had to tell the installer what to do with some software conflicts, as I had already installed older versions of some of the packages when installing SuSE 10.1 a few months ago.