Thoughts on SuSE: What do you think?

Michael Lovell toelovell at
Thu Mar 22 13:11:19 MDT 2007

Michael Lovell wrote:
> Ryan Simpkins wrote:
>> I'm thinking of trying out SuSE for a laptop I've got. I hear they charge you for
>> updates though. Is that true? Can you guys please share your SuSE experiences
>> (good/bad)?
>> I'm certainly not going to pay for updates to F/OSS software. The community built
>> it, the community supports it, and the community wants it to be Free. I'm happy to
>> pay for support if I need it, but not updates. The CentOS project essentially
>> repackages the RHEL updates/system, does SuSE have a similar option? If not, is
>> there something stopping someone from doing so?
>> -Ryan
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> I currently run openSuSE 10.2 on my laptop and it works great. I have a
> Dell D420 and I even got 3d Desktop Effects working with the crappy
> integrated video. Also, if you have a wireless card that is supported
> (an most are now), it installs NetworkManager and I can use wireless as
> easy as I did in windows.
> If you do decided to use openSuSE, download the DVD or use the Add-on CD
> because it gives you stuff like Flash, Acrobat, Helix (RealPlayer and
> Banshee), and Java.
> Just my $.02.
> Mike Lovell
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P.s. openSuSE is completely free including updates. The Enterprise
versions have a subscription model or something like that.

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