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RE: Re: [SLE] Wait for 8.1?
  • From: kbb0927@xxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 18:05:20 -0400
  • Message-id: <3084037E.2D481A90.001F3C81@xxxxxx>
This is the first release since 7.2 that actually WORKS with my pcmcia
out of the box. It recognizes my pcmcia modem that 7.3 failed to do and
7.2 required tweaking to get it to work. It also sees my Iomega Clik!
(pcmcia) drive. It does set it up as a floppy while 7.3 set it up as /dev/hde. I find 8.0 very stable from a non-tech users although I
have used SuSE since 6.4 (went from 6.4->7.1->7.2->7.3). I like it!!!


Keith B.

Keith Winston <kwinston@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 01:13:01PM -0400, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
>> Now that 8.0 is out and people are getting some experience with it, I'm
>> wondering if it pays to wait for version 8.1 rather than live on the
>> "bleeding edge".   I've usually found that the ".0" version of any product is
>> much less stable than the next one.   With all the changes, particularly to
>> KDE, I'm worried about the stability of 8.0.   (If I don't get 8.0 I'll
>> certainly get 8.1, so SuSE will sell me a copy in any case.)
>Well, my experience with 8.0 so far has been positive overall.  I
>haven't had any issues with KDE3 and anti-aliasing seems improved, as
>well as program start times.  There are many updated packages compared
>to 7.3, but you can always get up to date with YaST on 7.3.  The change
>from rc.config to /etc/sysconfig was a huge change, but the only thing
>that seems truly broken is the PCMCIA/hotplug system, particularly with
>wireless cards and multiple encryption keys.  It is not something that
>is going to affect too many people, but it did me :( I think most users
>will be happy with 8.0.
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