Thoughts on SuSE: What do you think?

adam fisher afisher at
Thu Mar 22 13:12:22 MDT 2007

I ran SLES 10 Desktop for quite sometime and was very impressed.  It is the best desktop based linux distro that I found.  I ran it on a Dell Latitude 1gb ram 80 gb hard drive.

I used the smart package manager to get updates and such.  If you want to get the Official Suse released updates then you need to pay.  I never needed to though because I could always get them using the Smart Package Manager anyway.


----- Ryan Simpkins <plug at> 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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