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RE: [SLE] SUSE 9.3: buggy as hell
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <jgregw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 21:17:03 -0800
On Fri, 2005-05-06 at 23:39 +0300, Janne Karhunen wrote:
>On Fri, 2005-05-06 at 23:39 +0300, Janne Karhunen wrote:
>> Let me first say that i'm a Linux professional, i make my living
>> off it and have been using it since -96. So far i've been a happy
>> camper with SUSE (for 6 years now), but now i honestly have to say
>> that i'm very, very, VERY disappointed with the quality of the
>> latest release. Really sad :(

>If you can, go back to 9.2. I think there are far fewer problem with
>9.2. At least from what I've seen on this list.

>I did some soul-searching this week (publicly and privately) about
>whether to stick with SuSE. I downloaded and seriously considered
>Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.

>In the end, however, I decided that with Centos or Fedora or virtually
>any other distro you either have to do beta testing for someone who may
>some day may pull the rug out from underneath you or you are stuck with
>a distro that may or may not be supported next week because the
>community isn't strong.

>SuSE has neither problem. I think Novell/SuSE is here to stay and the
>community is strong, if at times challenging. And even if the releases
>head more down the Fedora path, I guess I'd rather do beta testing for
>Novell than for Red Hat, if that's what it comes down to. As long as
>they continue to distribute SuSE Pro close to how they do today.

>So I would advise you to go back to 9.2. It's basically stable unless
>there's something in 9.3 that you need. Wait for 9.4/10 and hope they do
>a better job next time. That's what I'm doing.


And wait for the patches to come out or just stay one version behind.

Greg Wallace

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