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Re: [SLE] SUSE 10.1 -- quite impressive -- thanks to SuSE team
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 22:13:14 +1000
  • Message-id: <4472FC5A.7000406@xxxxxxxxxx>
Kevanf1 wrote:
On 23/05/06, Chaitanya Chalasani <chaitanya.chalasani@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I received my SuSE 10.1 Box yesterday through DHL. Removed the previous SuSE
10.0 installation ( after data backup ) and installed 10.1 with XFS this
time. The installation went very smoothly and significantly faster than 10.0.
The bugs in 10.0 that annoyed me are all gone now. Kde 3.5 is very
responsive. I tried XGL but not so quick on my Intel 910GL graphics chipset.
The new NetworkManager was buggy and so I moved to the traditional ifup.
Thanks for SuSE team for giving this option in configurations. XEN worked
pretty neatly also though I don't use it. I downloaded libdvdcss and
w32codecs and the xine now plays encrypted DVD's and mp3. I choose xine
engine for amarok and it plays mp3 beautiful. I could read my iPod using
ipod:/ kio_slave but amarok doesn't play directly from iPod, instead i have
to copy them to local folder and run them. I haven't yet checked the rest,
but so far damn impressive.

Chaitanya Chalasani.

What's the boot up time like compared to 10? I've heard it averages
out at twice as long to boot 10.1 This came from a Magazine
comparison that I read.

Yes, I think that it takes longer to boot.

But it may not be totally SuSE's fault- it could be the 2.6.x kernel which according to Andrew Morton (it's main maintainer) says that it has too many bugs. Linus (Torvald) agrees with him and states that perhaps it is time to stop further development and fix the bugs. See article on dated 9/5/06 (do a search on either Torvald or Morton).


All answers questioned here.

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