On Saturday 23 December 2006 17:14, John wrote:
I'll tell you what this patent protection did for
I had a nearly fully functioning SUSE 10.0 system. I never could get the
nVidia driver to install and work for 3D video, although it worked fine
in SUSE 9.2 Professional.
Sounds like a personal problem to me....PEBCEK anyone?
I made the mistake of upgrading to openSUSE 10.2 and now I'm regretting
it big time. Mplayer was uninstalled by the upgrade, and none of my
multimedia apps work cause of file format patents, from what I can tell
by the big warning about patents on a Novell web page. I never saw or
heard a peep out of Novell about patents before this Microsoft "deal". I
think Novell got shafted by Microsoft. Time will tell, especially if MS
ends up acquiring Red Hat (heaven forbid the financial experts are wrong).
Sigh, another crossover loser from COLA...
...though I agree that Novell should show some cajones and provide multimedia
in their system like Xandros does, it really isn't a big deal. I mean, take
a stock verson of WinXP or Vista and see what happens when you stick a
commercial Region 1 DVD in.
<insert Jepardy music here>
As anyone can tell you, getting popular codes to play multimedia takes about
five minutes of your time.
This has been true of any version since I started using SUSE during 9.1 days.
Why in the heck did openSUSE 10.2 have to remove a perfectly functioning
Mplayer and leave me with a broken Kaffeine (which worked great before)
and broken Noatun and broken XMMS, etc. I can't play any video formats
now or burn any CDs. This is really pitiful.
Again, PEBCEK - you screwed up.
I'm really disgusted with what this upgrade has done. And why so many
file updating programs? There's Yast, Yum, Smart, openSUSE Update,
Synaptic, and a few more I can't remember at the moment. How in the
world is a Windows user ever gonna convert and deal with so many
My mom did.
My wife is in the process.
Not too hard.
The strangest thing of all is how the documentation
Smart to Yast and Yum and shows how superior it is to both. Then why
include Yast and Yum anymore? Just provide Smart package manager and be
done with it. Package management in Linux leaves a lot to be desired,
compared to Windows Add/Remove Program and Setup programs.
Linux = choices.
Hey, some people even like the command line - or worse - Gnome. What can I
Is Windows ready for prime time? I wish, but unfortunately, that's
not the present situation.
fixx0red your post.
a turn signal is a statement, not a request
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