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Ah, I see. I think I'm going to try suse this time around. I like Ubuntu, but I'm ready for something new.
Just remember that when you give Suse a try, don't expect it to BE Ubuntu
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I know, I've tried like 15+ distros. I expect all distros to have a learning curve. What package manager does Suse use?
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YaST is the most powerful installation and system management tool in the Linux environment. It is an open source project sponsored and actively developed by Novell.
Wow, I wonder if they are proud of themselves.
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Wow, I wonder if they are proud of themselves.
lol

I like Yast. I think it's good. It "centralizes" the OS. Ubuntu and Fedora, for example, lack this. There are the utilities in the DE, like GNOME network manager and KDE manager and that kind of stuff, but Yast gives you direct control with the system.

Lots of people don't like Yast, but I do.
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Hmm, what do you mean by control? It seems cool though. I can't wait to try it out.
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If I have 10.3 and want 11.0 do I have to do an all new install or can I "update" to 11.0?
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lol

I like Yast. I think it's good. It "centralizes" the OS. Ubuntu and Fedora, for example, lack this. There are the utilities in the DE, like GNOME network manager and KDE manager and that kind of stuff, but Yast gives you direct control with the system.

Lots of people don't like Yast, but I do.

Yast is awesome, but sometimes it can be a pain (due to it's "centralizing" nature), like with wireless network setup and graphics drivers. I just hope they fixed the gtk version (it crashes A LOT).
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Hmm, what do you mean by control? It seems cool though. I can't wait to try it out.
They way it controls the system is actually through the system, not the DE. It's more specific and less "generic," if you will.

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If I have 10.3 and want 11.0 do I have to do an all new install or can I "update" to 11.0?
There is an option on the disk to upgrade install. You don't need to get different update or full install "versions;" you download one disk and you can do either clean install or upgrade install.

I haven't ever used the upgrade feature, so I can't comment on reliability. I don't think there would be problems, though.

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Yast is awesome, but sometimes it can be a pain (due to it's "centralizing" nature), like with wireless network setup and graphics drivers. I just hope they fixed the gtk version (it crashes A LOT).
I agree. It has its faults, but overall I like it better than DE "system" utilities.
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YaST is nice, yes, but you guys are forgetting another distro with a very comparable (if not better) centralized "control center." Mandriva.

Ubuntu gets all the press for "newb friendly" but I find Mandriva ten times easier to use. It wasn't that long ago that Mandriva was THE newb distro, but Ubuntu has taken the crown for whatever reason. I use PCLOS "Mini Me" because it is a Mandriva fork and doesn't come packed with bloat. There isn't a better distro out there -- it just works out of the box. Ubuntu has yet to detect my soundcard.

Now, if SuSE would offer a "light" edition, I would be all over that. It's just I can't handle the bloat.
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