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    Question Automatic updates

    I am planning to switch from Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 to Opensuse 11.3. I wish to know whether Opensuse 11.3 also has automatic updates which checks for new updates released and also keeps a track of newer version releases of the distro.

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    by default, updates are found daily by YaST Online Updater..

    newer version releases come every eight months...and, as the days
    count down it is routine for the count to be shown on every forum page..

    i think you will find openSUSE to be a very advanced distribution with
    a lot more flexibility than what you are used to....but, that
    flexibility will require you to take a larger stake in your own
    machine's administration....

    and, it will not be without some bumps...because if the two distro
    were exactly the same, they wouldn't be two different distros..

    btw, if you love Gnome you need to make sure and select that as your
    desktop environment during install..

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    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    Hi there,

    opensuse has just the same buuton in the tray which informs you on updates as ubuntu have it

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    It is not that I love GNOME. The fact is I have never tried any other desktop environment other than it. I am willing to give KDE a try now, that is why I am thinking to switch to Opensuse 11.3.
    There is a myth that KDE sucks up more juice from the processor than GNOME. Is it true?

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    Does it give an automatic popup when newer versions are released?

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    The button shows up when there are updates.

    And the compare between gnome and kde, i must say that i never recognized one. I have an Athlon64 X2 2700+ Testsystem, where i test many distris and the gnome ubuntu and the kde from opensuse seems to make no difference. I recognized some load peak athe the ubuntu system but i think there is no great difference.

    And just to say, Opensuse has Gnome, Kde and XFCE and even LXDE currently :-)

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    One more thing i wanted to know. Whenevr there is a version upgrade in Opensuse and I select to upgrade, does it upgrade automatically when I clck the button you mentioned or do I have to download the setup and manually install it?

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    agamjain wrote:
    > It is not that I love GNOME. The fact is I have never tried any other
    > desktop environment other than it. I am willing to give KDE a try now,
    > that is why I am thinking to switch to Opensuse 11.3.
    > There is a myth that KDE sucks up more juice from the processor than
    > GNOME. Is it true?


    i've never done any side by side comparisons of KDE vs Gnome, but i
    believe it is generally known (and true) that KDE is larger in code
    (therefore fills more RAM) and obviously would take a few cycles more
    to run all the code through the processor (and, yes would therefore
    burn one more drop of fuel to power it)....but, i've not noticed much
    difference in how long it take me to write an mail, as the system is
    usually waiting on me to do my typing ;-)

    of course, i don't run desktop effects or compiz in either, as i'm
    interested in *doing stuff* and not just sitting around wanting to be
    wowed by spinning cubes, etc....so, if you are into glitz and whiz
    your experience might be different from mine..

    i'm still using KDE3 with i believe is supposed to be slower than
    KDE4, but i've never done a side by side comparison between those either..

    just download a 11.3 live CD with KDE and have a look at it...play
    with it for some days...see if you like it...of course it WILL boot,
    load and run faster from your hard drive than from the CD...so
    remember that as you are tying it....the only way to give KDE a fair
    shot that way would be to also download the 11.3 Gnome live CD and run
    it for comparison....or install both, which is also possible..

    use what works for you...openSUSE Gnome, openSUSE KDE, openSUSE XFCE,
    openSUSE LXDE etc etc etc...or Ubuntu.

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    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

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    Default Re: Automatic updates

    So,

    doing a system wide upgrade is always a bit tricky, even if other say it isnt.

    The button we talk about give you the choice if i remember right.
    But as i always like, i normaly update via the dvd. So a new release is anounced, and i thin k you will hear about it. Download the new dvd, boot it and tell upgrade. In my opinion its the better choice.

    If you take a look at ubuntu, it needs the dupble space for an distupgrade, cause every package will be short time available in both versions, its nearly the same in opensuse i guess, so an "powered down" system and upgrade that is always the better choice (in my opinion)

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    Question Re: Automatic updates

    Quote Originally Posted by agamjain View Post
    One more thing i wanted to know. Whenevr there is a version upgrade in Opensuse and I select to upgrade, does it upgrade automatically when I clck the button you mentioned or do I have to download the setup and manually install it?
    Hello Agamjain and welcome to these forums (if I may say so),

    what are you exactly referring to:
    - security patches
    - version upgrades (including new features) for a program (e. g. Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x to 3.6.x)
    - upgrades for the hole system/distribution version (e. g. openSUSE 11.2 to 11.3 or Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.4)
    ?

    Greetings
    pistazienfresser

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