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OpenSuSE 10.2 Review

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My previous experience with SuSE was with the 10.1 version of the product, which while worked for what I wanted, tended to be a bit sluggish on my AMD Athlon XP 2600 and I changed to KUbuntu in the meanwhile.

I have always liked SuSE as it seemed to be the most efficient at getting hardware to work out of the box with a minimum of fuss; that came at a performance hit. I have liked Debian based distros as well, for their speed I feel and still do that Debian based distros leave the RedHat and SuSE's of the world in their wake for sheer optimisation of speed.

Installation:
Nothing new here except the background and the splash screen. Seems that the developers at OpenSuSE have taken great interest in the Microsoft / Novell deals of late and seen to distance themselves from it by re-branding SuSE to OpenSuSE in the distro. Personally I think that it is much too early to judge Novell on their decision to "jump into bed with the beast" in regards to this.

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