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Archive for June 6th, 2004

Because I’m never satisfied

Posted in Geekery on June 6th, 2004

Well, I had a couple hours before the barbecue started yesterday, so I went ahead and tried the ftp install of SuSE 9.1, and I am very happy with the results.

I thought it would take alot longer, since it was the openning weekend of the process, but I was up and running in just about two hours. It only missed one package during the initial download (a console font package) which it correctly installed when I did an update later.

There will of course be the minor annoyances of renamed packages and paths, but that really only hits me in a couple of programs, as I can usually build from the source code. Aside from that, the interface is slick as always, there’s a ton of stuff already installed, and it has a solid feature set.

Two things I was disappointed to see: the “My Computer” icon on the desktop and an implementation of a WindowsXP-style “autorun selector”. Both of these things are easy to kill though, so it’s not a huge problem.

Now to shove the ATI drivers down it’s throat :)