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    Whats wrong with SuSE?

    Is there any reason why there are so few people that use SuSE around these linux communities? Being new and all, they have a great package manager that automatically looks for dependancies and such, and i'm satisfied with its auto-hardware detection. What are your guy's thoughts? :roll:

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    I haven't tried SuSE in a while. When I did, I found their package manager (Yast) to be a bit peculiar. It seemed to show some promise though, so I don't know about the current versions.

    Can anyone answer whether SuSE is based on RedHat, or what? I always thought of SuSE as one of the original distro types like Debian, or Slackware...
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    SuSE was one of the originals, along with Slackware, RedHat, and Debian. Theirs was a German-based Linux Distro with full desktop support. I haven't used it or seen it installed for a few years. The last time I used it was in a scientific data-gathering project.

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    I tried SuSE briefly - I had a dependency problem with YaST the first night I installed it which I didn't enjoy. I got Gentoo installed that night and haven't looked back. SuSE seemed nicely polished if my one night of use gives me any right to comment.

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    Was just curious as to why some so few people use SuSE compared to some other distros :|

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    I think the FTP installation turns some people off as well. I'm assuming they're still doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ions
    I think the FTP installation turns some people off as well. I'm assuming they're still doing that.
    yeah - and I've always found it a real pain to get working in the past.

    Plus, you really need a good internet connection or you'll be there for weeks! Thats a real off-putter to those with slow internet connections.

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    I personally have begun to steer away from the cookie cutter distros in favor of Gentoo (all compiled from source, only with what I specifically tell it to install, I LOVE IT!)

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    See this http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/...id=143&tid=187 slashdot article. they bring up some good points.

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    I use SuSE. Started out with 8.2 which was good. I'm less impressed with 9.0 though - it doesn't seem anywhere near as polished.

    I agree with the comments about YaST - it is a bit odd and unintuitive in parts - Mandrake's equivalent appeared much better when I tried it briefly.

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