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Re: [SLE] Sadly going back
  • From: "Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)" <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 17:34:24 +0200
  • Message-id: <40A39580.4050409@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
L. Mark Stone wrote:
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 02:19 pm, Brad Shelton wrote:
| I tried... but I can't stand the heat.
| I am reformatting the 9.1 system and putting 9.0 on it instead. 9.1
| is just too much for me at the moment.


Don't feel bad; I went back to 8.2 (with KDE 3.2.2) because 9.0 didn't support my Adaptec/DPT SCSI RAID controller properly. The driver for the RAID controller (dpt_i2o.o) wasn't even included in the 9.1 evaluation CD, so I have no idea if the regression(s) introduced in 9.0 were fixed in 9.1 or not.

To me it seems that 9.1 has a few more serious issues than the SuSE 8.x releases; at least based on my memory and the number of posts here on this list.

When it was first released, I happily bought the full boxed version of 9.0 Pro (it's now shelfware), but I think I'll wait for 9.2 before buying another retail box.

As for our clients, one is about to start a SLOX implementation, and for another where we are rebuilding an NT4 domain and hp servers with Samba, we will likely use 8.2 Professional instead of 9.x as the base OS.

Best regards,

Brad and Mark and any others willing to read,

In my early days in the open source world I read many books and in one of them it was stated that linux distributions ending in odd numbers are normally code fixes for the previous even number, eventhough they may be marked as stable, they could exhibit issues that were not seen on the even version or expected on the odd version.

I too was going to rush out and get the latest and greatest but then I remembered the above and decided to wait until the 9.2 or even 9.4 release. What I need is not the latest and greatest system that maybe works, what I need is a system that will always work even if it is not the latest and greatest.

Unfortunately it is the nature of linux, as it is always developing, to have faults, as not every hardware and software combination can possibly be tested.

In short you are still taking a chance on the even versions, but you have less of something going wrong.

The Little Helper
Hylton Conacher - Licenced Windows user
Registered Linux user # 229959 at
Currently using SuSE 9.0 Professional with KDE 3.1

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