Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 has been released today. "This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
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RE: Great release!
by Doc Pain on Thu 4th Oct 2007 16:47 UTC in reply to "Great release!"
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2006-10-08

"can't wait to try this, looks excellent, especially the new faster bootup speed."

I'm especially interested in how good german internationalisation is, so it might be possible to hand a set of SuSE CDs / DVDs to my Joe Q. Sixpacks around. :-)

As far as I see from the article, i18n cannot be selected at install time (so, for installation and further use) if you get the CDs. It would be great to have designated language specific CDs either wirh KDE or Gnome available for download. DVD seems to be required for german users. Too much work just for testing... :-)

I'll still try the english CDs for KDE or Gnome because I like english systems better than incorrectly or incompletely translated german ones.

One thing german sixpack style users don't like about Linux (and SuSE, too): The "out of the box amount" lacks multimedia support for non-open formats. This is due to legal reasons, but they don't affect Germany. Just as a question: Would it be possible to install things like "win32-codecs" by default and advice the user to uninstall it if its use is not permitted in his country? At least, installing them afterwards on SuSE is very easy.

Finally, SuSE is a synonym for Linux in Germany, it's very well known. So I think the new release could encourage users to abandon expensive MICROS~1 products in order to gain more freedom, comfort and security without having to read or type much.

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