SuSE Linux 10.0

With too much to do, the (for me) long awaited upgrade to SuSE 10.0 on my primary workstation at the office have had to wait until this week. I’ve now finally managed to get my fingers out and upgrade from 9.3 to 10.0. The actual upgrade procedure went very smooth, as I have come to expect from the SuSE crew.

There are a few things that really need someone’s attention though; most of them are related to associating the appropriate application to a given document type, but multimedia and the interface for selecting which graphical environment to run also need a lot of work. It seems like Novell cannot make up their mind as to which distribution to go with. KDE or GNOME are, of course, the two main candidates; but it’d be nice if they made the integration better with my favorite environment, XFCE, now that it’s part of the distribution.

Amarok has been around for a while, I’m a first-time user, and a pretty impressed one at that 🙂

After having completed the upgrade to SuSE 10.0, I fetched the RPM:s for KDE 3.5 as well; it’s been out for a while now, so I figure it’s “stable”. It’s a shame Novell doesn’t make it easier to install such things via YAST or some other mechanism. It’s silly that a given SuSE distribution is damned to run with the components it ships with.

GNOME still sucks when it comes to “environmental integration”; KDE is slightly better – but it slurps resources like PacMan on acid.

xfce.org
SuSE 9.3 [joho] My new light saber; XFCE [joho]

Uh oh.. it’s friday the 13th, I better quit while I’m ahead!

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  1. So the delivery guy dropped off the SuSE 9.3 shipment an hour ago, and now the first machine has been upgraded from SuSE 9.2 to SuSE 9.3. How smooth did the upgrade go? Well, apart from 30 or so packages that needed manual attention, everything went very

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