SuSE 9.3 Linux fails home-use test

The way Nick Farrell abused the word ‘download’, he’s either doing a very good job at emulating a home user, or he’s way out of his depth:

There are three phases to the installation. The first from the boot-up disk downloads the core components. Then there is a reboot, which if you are not careful and have a Windows partition on the machine, will download the wrong operating system in the middle of your reboot.

If you do get through to the second reboot, and there is no indication which icon you have to press to do that, then Suse will download a list of software which it thinks you will need.

Amazing what Linux Today editors pick as being newsworthy nowadays. The only worthy point in the article is that Beagle is not installed by default, but from past discussions on the kernel’s inotify interface and the memory usage of Beagle itself, perhaps SuSE is making a wise choice for the.. ahem.. ‘home users’.


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