10 July 2005

SUSE 9.3 Initial Thoughts

No joy yet in finding the full DVD ISO, but this page suggets it will be released (as opposed to the mini DVD and network install):

“The 32 bit verion (sic) is available on 5 CD ISO images or on a single DVD ISO image. The 64 bit version is available on 1 DVD ISO image only.”

Anyways, it is not too time consuming to install the 5 CDs, about 1-2 hours, depending on machine.

You can break up the installation and get a cuppa, as it is largely automated after the first CD.

My initial thoughts are:

  • Hardware detection is improving
  • Smoother and all necessary goodies are installed (media players, etc)
  • The new text-to-speech modules in Gnome and KDE look promising.

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