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    Wink First Impressions of Open SuSE Tumbelweed 20190824

    I installed Tumleweed Thursday August 27, 2019 and spent several hours downloading programs from the repositories.
    I have been using Linux since 1997, and I remember buying SuSE 6.2 , SuSE 9.0, SuSE 9.1 .
    Back then it was about $49.00 per Box, but I was happy to pay it. SuSE always was a technically advanced distro,
    and it came with a whole lot of packages. I loved it . But a decision was made way back then, that continues up
    until today. A decision was made not to include functional Music players (mp3) and functional Video players, in the
    distribution, this is a decision that almost killed it. Back in 1998 you had to go to the Pacman repository and
    get the programs that would allow you to play music and watch movies, and today You have to go to the Pcaman
    repository, activate it, and download the programs that will allow you to listen to music and watch Videos. After 20
    Years, don't you think It's time to change this policy. What most users ( Including myself ) want to do is install the
    Linux and then listen to music and watch movies with it. After more than a decade you still can't just Install Open SuSE
    and use it to do what you want to do. The times they are a changing, and there are other advanced Linux
    distributions that will allow you to do this, Why not Open SuSE ?


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    Default Re: First Impressions of Open SuSE Tumbelweed 20190824

    Not a request for help, Will be moved to General Chitchat.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: First Impressions of Open SuSE Tumbelweed 20190824

    John

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    Default Re: First Impressions of Open SuSE Tumbelweed 20190824

    Hi
    Patents... mp3 is part of the distribution these days so it's only video codecs, you can all was grab the codec bundle from Fluendo...
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Default Re: First Impressions of Open SuSE Tumbelweed 20190824

    And in any event, it takes 2 or 3 minutes to include the packman repo via Yast. A little longer with zypper because you have to look up the web address. So maybe 4 or 5 minutes.
    Not much when you've spent 45mins or an hour installing the system.
    Pete

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    Default Re: First Impressions of Open SuSE Tumbelweed 20190824

    Quote Originally Posted by iamjiwjr View Post
    For those reluctant to use 1-click installs: https://opensuse-guide.org/codecs.php Tried that with every new installation and it always worked flawlessly.
    AMD Athlon 4850e (2009), openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4, Intel i3-4130 (2014), i7-6700K (2016), i5-8250U (2018), openSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE Plasma 5

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