Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Feb 2008 22:45 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE The second alpha release of OpenSUSE 11.0 has been released. It comes with Linux 2.6.24, KDE 4.0.1, GNOME 2.21.90, OpenOffice.org 2.4 beta, and a whole lot more. OpenSUSE has gotten all modern lately, so the release announcement even includes fancy screenshots. Enjoy.
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by Sabz on Sat 9th Feb 2008 05:32 UTC
Sabz
Member since:
2005-07-07

Gnome screenshot there reminds me of how ugly KDE4 is, i thought OpenSuse was sposed to be Gnome Focused Distro, have they changed there minds?

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elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Gnome screenshot there reminds me of how ugly KDE4 is, i thought OpenSuse was sposed to be Gnome Focused Distro, have they changed there minds?


2005 just called, it wants it's FUD back.

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sgibofh Member since:
2007-03-31

you know, people sometimes start screaming things but fail to look themselves at first.

The sles/sled stuff may default to GNOME but it never ever has been the only choice....

On a personal note: I dislike the looks of gnome, ubuntu et al. Does that mean the product is bad?

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NotInterested Member since:
2008-01-02

i thought OpenSuse was sposed to be Gnome Focused Distro, have they changed there minds?


OpenSuse and suse in general was ALWAYS supposed to be a KDE focused distro and NOT Gnome. When Novell bought SUSE tried to make Gnome the default and they were booed so much they said "Sorry we were on crack when we said that" and they made it optional. Although SLES will have as the default the Gnome desktop if you don't choose otherwise.

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KDE 4.1
by REMF on Sat 9th Feb 2008 12:50 UTC
REMF
Member since:
2006-02-05

"Milestone: KDE strategy is in place (KDE4.0, KDE 4.1 or 3.5) - If it turns out to be a no-go, it has to be corrected till component freeze"

from the detailed roadmap.

Please let it be so, I deeply want to see opensuse 11.0 ship with KDE 4.1!

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RE: KDE 4.1
by elsewhere on Sat 9th Feb 2008 23:11 UTC in reply to "KDE 4.1"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Please let it be so, I deeply want to see opensuse 11.0 ship with KDE 4.1!


I agree it would be nice in principle, particularly given Novell/openSUSE involvement with KDE4 development.

However, it's an artificial milestone and people shouldn't be too disappointed if it doesn't happen.

openSUSE does a phenomenal job with their supplemental KDE releases, and they integrate well enough into the platform with the openSUSE customizations that you'd think they were part of the default install.

Plus, openSUSE has parallel package builds going on right now, with 4.0.1 + the most useful patches from trunk, as well as 4.1 snapshots. Even if 4.1 doesn't make it, 4.0.x will still be much more than a vanilla 4.0.x desktop.

There was even some mention at the last opensuse-kde meeting that if 4.1 has to be packaged and released after the release of 11.0, that it may still be officially supported by the project. They could even do a re-spin with an 11.0/4.1 single-disc install.

At any rate, who knows what will happen until we get closer to the date... Regardless, I don't think KDE users will feel shortchanged when 11.0 ships. ;)

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RE[2]: KDE 4.1
by REMF on Sun 10th Feb 2008 16:16 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE 4.1"
REMF Member since:
2006-02-05

"They could even do a re-spin with an 11.0/4.1 single-disc install."

Now that would be stupendous news.

suse devs rock!

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Boxes around desktop icon
by dagw on Sat 9th Feb 2008 13:59 UTC
dagw
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why are there boxes around the desktop icons in the KDE4 screenshots? I hope this is a bug and some horrible design decision. Because quite frankly that looked really quite ugly and unfinished.

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Not bad
by OSGuy on Sat 9th Feb 2008 20:34 UTC
OSGuy
Member since:
2006-01-01

You probably know by know I am a KDE person however this screenshot looks pretty good and professional: http://news.opensuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/gnome-desktop.p... and I will use this any time over the default GNOME appearance. I want to try it but I really don't want to waste 4GB now (unless it was the end of the month).

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RE: Not bad
by OSGuy on Sun 10th Feb 2008 03:28 UTC in reply to "Not bad"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Cool, I just saw there are 2 different ISOs: GNOME and KDE. I picked the GNOME one this time and then I will download the KDE one.

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