Linked by Adam S on Thu 19th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
SuSE, openSUSE A new major release of Novell's community-supported distro openSUSE 11 is now available and can be downloaded from the mirrors. Linux Format has a hands-on look at the new installer, SLAB menu and Compiz Fusion, and weighs up whether the distro can fight competition from Ubuntu and Fedora. Is this the start of a new era for SUSE?
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Total Failure
by Meridian on Fri 20th Jun 2008 01:50 UTC in reply to "Experience with notebook installs? 32 vs. 64 bit?"
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Well, that was a complete failure and waste of 2 hours of my life. By far the worst Linux distro install experience I have ever had. The initial openSUSE screen with the thin white progress line crawled along a millimeter at a time, so slow in fact that I had to put a bit of paper on the screen and come back several minutes later to see if it really was making progress. A little more feedback on what it was doing would have been a huge help. An hour or so later, after it had stuck on timezone detection for 15 minutes, I gave up. Of all the distros I have tried on the x61, this is the first that has failed so miserably.

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