openSUSE LiveCD and DVD contain so much mixed programs, packages, services and configurations for everyone.
Some of these are not needed for home users(or low possibility which can download or activate manually after installation)
Some of these are not needed for servers(same)
For example openSUSE LiveCD comes with kernel-default but the optimal kernel for home users is kernel-desktop, even after installation kernel doesn’t change, you must change it to desktop manually, also there are so many unnecesseary packages and services enabled by default like cups, you must manually disable with yast. As I said this is only for home users.
I am also sure there must be some unnecesseary stuff for server users too.(or missing necesseary stuff)
Yast is really great tool and openSUSE is the best(not one of the best, directly best) linux distro out there.
But still Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04.1 is faster than openSUSE 11.3 with default settings.(FOR HOME).
Because Kubuntu is specialized for homes but openSUSE is just general
Also Ubuntu/Kubuntu Server is faster than openSUSE 11.3 with default settings.
The same reason.
After modifying some settings with YAST2 and system settings of chosen desktop envorinment openSUSE is faster than any distro. But it takes so much time and we cant know everything, it needs some researching after all.
But if we have some preconfigured profiles like server and home; things going to be easier, more secure, faster, more stable, perhaps more stylish
About my opinion
I think opensuse LiveCDs must be seperated with home and server
And for DVD we should choose a profile after or before chosing desktop envorinment.
Let me give you just an example
Desktop Basic (delete unnecesseary packages and disable services like cups, fbset, ypbind, avahi, and configurations for standart home user)
Desktop Professional (delete less, disable less, configure different because of professional users may need them)
I think that is why the reputation of opensuse is being slow and bulky
so what do you think folks?
Edit: One more thing, I think some packages must be modulated(especially language packages)
Cuz when i install my native language package, the other language packages installing with them.
The waste of hard disk, internet bandwith or maybe even ram.