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    WOW. OpenSUSE 11.0 Install was ridiculously easy!!


    While I am not a fan of MS and many of their practices -- and I was sceptical about Novell because of their partnership with MS -- I am thoroughly impressed by the ridiculously easy install of OpenSUSE 11.0. Not just the ease of install (basically burn the ISO, install the CD and that's it!) but the speed! Once I put the CD in it literally took a total of about 3 minutes to install. Now it's up and running. Installers like that are what could finally bring Linux to the general public.

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    You should take a look at Yast.

    It is a very good system of managing your system ... Suse does a very good job at creating this administration tool.

    BTW ... are you using the new KDE 4 version ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by dxqcanada View Post
    You should take a look at Yast.

    It is a very good system of managing your system ... Suse does a very good job at creating this administration tool.

    BTW ... are you using the new KDE 4 version ?
    I will take a look at that.

    Yep using KDE 4. Why? Is there a better option? Should I have chosen Gnome?

    One question: While the install was fast, the OS runs very slow. I used to have Windows 2K on this computer and it was very fast (have an Intel 2.4 ghz -- two cores, 700 mb RAM). With OpenSUSE when I open applications or folders, it "thinks" for quite a while. Any idea how to speed this up?

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    KDE 4.x is the newest version ... but it is still in testing phase.
    Be aware that there will be some glitchs with it that you may encounter.
    The current stable release is KDE 3.5.
    ... ah is Suse 11.0 a beta release ??

    I have not done an install of 11.0 ... I have used 10.3 w/ KDE4 and I did not notice an extreme delay.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dxqcanada View Post
    KDE 4.x is the newest version ... but it is still in testing phase.
    Be aware that there will be some glitchs with it that you may encounter.
    The current stable release is KDE 3.5.
    ... ah is Suse 11.0 a beta release ??

    I have not done an install of 11.0 ... I have used 10.3 w/ KDE4 and I did not notice an extreme delay.
    Thanks. Yeah, 11.0 is a Beta (the final version comes out in 1 month). Still, it's running VERY slow. I've actually noticed this with a number of Linux installs where Win 2K ran much faster than Linux on the same computer. However, that was usually on an older comp. This new one has two processors and plenty of RAM, so it should be running faster.

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    Open a terminal session and run "free" ... example:
    Code:
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:       1027356     523844     503512          0      75268     193332
    -/+ buffers/cache:     255244     772112
    Swap:       521632          0     521632



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    Why would you think that a 10 year old Win2K OS should run "slower" than the latest Linux release with a large GUI like Gnome or KDE?

    If I put on Win98 (with it's pre-2000 HW requirements), it *should* be blazing fast on today's HW.

    If you want super speed, look into another window manager such as Xfce. How "fast" your desktop experience is is up to you.

    Edit: And I agree with dxqcanada, 700MB RAM is not much "by today's standards" and probably hurting the most.

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    I noticed that you created a new post for your speed issue.

    I would suggest stopping with this thread and continuing on with your new post ... as the title reflects your concern.

    Make sure to post the "free" output on your new post.



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