View Poll Results: Is Updating and Installing Softwares is Easy in OpenSuse ?

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  • Yes (Very Easy for Newbies)

    27 65.85%
  • Yes (For Advance user)

    9 21.95%
  • No (Too much of mess)

    5 12.20%
  • No (Still Lacks Next->Next style not at all easy)

    0 0%
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Thread: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

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    chityala_shailesh NNTP User

    Default Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    Is Updating and Installing Softwares (packages) Easy in OpenSuse for newbies?

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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    Yes - without a doubt.

    I started with Linux in November, played with loads and settled with Opensuse Gnome, even again trying opensuse KDE this weekend I went straight back to the Gnome version as my preferred and daily OS.

    As a beginner myself I find the addition and editting of the main repositories very easy. I have it set to install recommended and security updates automatically and then every now and then have a scan of the update list in the Yast-Install software package and add a few that I want to and I think are needed. I do also have to trust some of the pop-up boxes that come up when installing regarding problems with dependancies and changing repo's to install newer versions. Not sure whether this is right or wrong. As long as I don't have an rogue repo's added the messages seem to be correct and keep me in line.

    It's also excellent to search for software and technical bits for codecs and plug-ins.

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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    Quote Originally Posted by chityala_shailesh View Post
    Is Updating and Installing Softwares (packages) Easy in OpenSuse for newbies?
    Of course. I'm playing with Ubuntu at the moment... and the package management is a way better in openSUSE.
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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    yup, it is

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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    Easy as pie.

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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    Easy - Yes.
    But once users go delving in to Build Service. One Clicking everything they come across - They (newbies) might reason differently to the answer I gave.
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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    Easy as pie.
    I beg to differ...

    you have to type "zypper in package" and omg dude, that's sooo difficult, ya know. I was like, wtf man? that's too much to type, imma pay Chrysantine with her fat fingers to do it for me

    oops, I just contradicted my own post above

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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    As someone that still has a lot of newbism how hard is Yast>Software>Software Management> then look for blue stuff?
    OMG! that's SOOOOOOOOO hard! I'll have to leave this linux stuff!
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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    I would say 'yes' but I've been using suse for many years now - so perhaps my answer is not fair. I did try ubuntu on an old spare p/c and was completely lost with apt.

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    Default Re: Is Updating and Installing Softwares Easy in OpenSuse ?

    when i came to linux, I tried a number of distro's, the main reason i settled in the begining with Opensuse was our easy it was to install, update, etc. I got lost with the other distro's so for me opensuse was a great place to start and learn.

    my only annoyance is the size of updates. For example, a package needs updating with KDE, you need to update the full KDE package rather than just the one application, which is annoying when you are on limited bandwidth and only want to update to fix a bug. lol.

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