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[3]: disappointed
by butters on Fri 5th Oct 2007 01:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: disappointed"
butters
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2005-07-08

A wireless card that can only work (sometimes) with Windows drivers through ndiswrapper is not a QA issue, it's a vendor relations issue. Anyone who buys a Broadcom wireless adapter has nobody to complain to besides Broadcom and the OEM that pushes their chips.

The Sigmatel issue is a different story. That should work OOTB. It the master channel is muted by default, that's a polish bug.

My latest foray into Windows land went far worse than expected. My cousin's computer wouldn't boot due to what seemed like filesystem corruption. I used an Ubuntu LiveCD to back her data to an external HDD. It had network, sound, graphics, etc. all working properly, and she was really impressed with my "magic CD" (her words).

Next I wiped the disk and installed XP Pro SP2 from a retail CD. Windows couldn't detect either of the network adaptors (internal and a USB dongle) or the graphics card. It wouldn't even tell me the make and model of these devices. I had go back to the LiveCD to get information on the hardware and download the appropriate Windows drivers.

You'd think that Windows is popular enough that it should be able to support basic PC hardware.

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