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Why YAST is too VAST

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be·he·moth (b-hmth, b-mth) n. 1. Something enormous in size or power. 2. A huge animal.

MY test PC is running openSUSE 10.3 at the moment and I'm generally very impressed with it. It's too green, in the way that Ubuntu is too brown, but that's easily fixed. The installation was remarkably quick and straightforward on my AMD 3600+ Sempron-driven machine. Hardware detection was handled very well - except for it getting the wrong screen resolution for my ancient ADI Microscan display but, again, no biggie.

My USB memory stick was automatically detected, mounted and a file manager offered up, so hotplugging worked as promised. Strangely, the firewall was set to block all incoming traffic by default but, once more, that was easily addressed. Oh, and there was that ghastly, side-scrolling KDE menu, quickly replaced by the classic tree-style affair. So, nothing really important to complain about? Er, not quite.

You see, I've got a problem with YAST (Yet Another Setup Tool) and it's this: It's just too big for its own good.

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