Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2008 21:28 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE The first alpha of OpenSUSE 11.0 has been released. "With the new year beginning we kick start major development into the next version of openSUSE: openSUSE 11.0. A very early alpha version, Alpha 1, is now available for download and testing. Despite many other products being developed in parallel to Factory, we have seen a heavy stream of development on it, so it is really worth a try if you have time for testing. Note, however, that it is not suitable for production systems."
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Recently switched to Debian...
by El-Al on Fri 18th Jan 2008 22:10 UTC
El-Al
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2006-04-17

but I still have a soft spot for OPENSUSE. 10.2 is still running my file server. It happens to be rock solid so I didn't even bother upgrading to 10.3. 10.3 on the other hand (on my main machine) was a pig in terms of speed and reliability so I wiped it and went with bog-standard Debian Etch. Never tried Debian before, I love it, it's fast, reliable and apt is way more user friendly than yast IMO. It's unlikely that I'll have another look at SUSE until 11 has been gold for a month or two. Still, way to go SUSE team!

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installer improvement
by Sabz on Fri 18th Jan 2008 23:50 UTC
Sabz
Member since:
2005-07-07

this looks like the only improvement Novel has done to Suse

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My next go
by RHCE07 on Sat 19th Jan 2008 02:49 UTC
RHCE07
Member since:
2007-12-08

I want to try OpenSuSE, once work settles down a little bit with the new production environment I am most likely looking for a new distro.

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RE: My next go
by Sabz on Sat 19th Jan 2008 06:09 UTC in reply to "My next go"
Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

I want to try OpenSuSE, once work settles down a little bit with the new production environment I am most likely looking for a new distro.

better off to go with Mint or PCLinuxOS if you want a New Distro, but i'd be waiting for the final of 11.0 to try this out, you gotta love Yast to use Suse ;)

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REMF
Member since:
2006-02-05

KDE 4.1 please. ;)

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KDE 4.1
by Bobmeister on Sat 19th Jan 2008 23:18 UTC
Bobmeister
Member since:
2005-07-06

Before the "roadmap" came out...there were "goals" published for 11.0 and KDE 4.1 was one of them...as it will be about 6 months out...and that is the projected date (sort of) of KDE 4.1. So I think that they will include 4.1 with the Gold Release. I hope so too as 4.0 is still rough around the edges...but looks nice.

I am using openSUSE 10.3 on all of my equipment without problems....SUSE IS a bit slower than some of the lighter-weight distro's but it has worked so well for me in just about all respects...so I have been sticking with it. 10.3 runs faster than 10.2 for me, so don't know what the issue is with the guy above....anyway....11.0 should be a nice leap forward.

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gold version?
by REMF on Sun 20th Jan 2008 10:39 UTC
REMF
Member since:
2006-02-05

i am not aware that there is such a thing as a gold version of opensuse.

the closest i imagine is the inclusion of KDE 4.1 in SLED 11.0.

but that doesn't stop me thinking that opensuse 11.0 should have KDE 4.1 as a baseline come hell or high weather.

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Updates, not new releases, please...
by WarpKat on Mon 21st Jan 2008 16:53 UTC
WarpKat
Member since:
2006-02-06

I still think Novell should put more effort into pushing updates on a version of OS for a couple of years BEFORE pushing out a new version of the OS, period.

I was still using 9.3 for a while and a lot of the problems they 'fixed' in 10.2 could have been applied as an update when it got released.

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