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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RE: Total Failure
by elsewhere on Fri 20th Jun 2008 05:28 UTC in reply to "Total Failure"
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You can press Esc to drop from the splash screen and see the kernel output as it's running.

At any rate, I've got a Dell Vostro which also qualifies as mainstream laptop hardware, and everything works out of the box, except of course the nvidia driver, which requires a click to install. Webcam, sound, suspend, wifi, etc. so clearly they're doing something right.

Since you mentioned that you've had issues with many distros, I'd hardly throw the ball in the openSUSE court for that. Besides, I know people had 10.3 running on the X61, so I'm not sure what could have changed drastically.

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