My beef with SUSE is the same as with Mandrake and RH/FC. They require you to download 5 ISO files which is a total waste, and still fail to work 1/2 the time.
Downloading 5 ISOs is a waste:
In the fast paced world of linux, there is no point in having old versions of software saved on some CD, just a waste of a good CD-R in my opinion. I think the distro should have just 1 ISO which contains the basic installer files, and everything else comes from the net so its fresh (much like Debian's net installer or the OneBase installer.)
Doesn't work 1/2 the time:
Neither FC 1, 2, 3, 4, Suse 9.1 Personal, 9.1 Pro, and 9.3 Pro, RH8, Mandrake 10, Mandrake 10.1 AMD64 RC1, all failed to work on either my desktop or laptop which well, sucks. There is no out of the box support for anything.
SLOW LIKE A DOG:
Because it is built to work on most hardware, it loads a lot of stuff that a typical computer doesn't need. In other words, it is totaly opposite from what Gentoo is based on (that is why it is so much SLOWER than gentoo). At any rate, its just a freaken waste.
does this prove a point bsmith?