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Linux Review - OpenSUSE 10.3

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OpenSUSE 10.3- KDE
Yes, it is pronounced like Susie, but it is spelled SUSE. I pronounced it Soose until I was corrected just yesterday. That's funny.

Installing OpenSUSE isn't something a newcomer would find easy. The options are confusing, and I got stuck at the partition menu, so I could dual boot. You must pay keen attention to the proposals or you may mess up your system. If you are just getting rid of another OS and installing this one, it may be alright for you.

The green user interface is well blended with the taskbar and the features around it. I like the start menu style, and I like the Chameleon. I installed KDE, I wanted a small change from GNOME. The install was fine, and it traveled right along, but I found it long and confusing, there were to many options, and you had to reboot several times into the same install system. It does have a few cool features, like updating within the installer, but this also has a downside, if your internet connection is slow, this will slow down the install by quite a bit. Once updating was finished, I was asked to reboot, a third time, there were new kernel packages that were installed. Very annoying.

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