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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Installs where other distro's will not
by DrillSgt on Sat 21st Jun 2008 06:13 UTC
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We recently purchased some Dell Vostro 1200's where I work. That model is discontinued, and has no webcam. openSuSE 10.3 and 11.0 install flawlessly on the machines, detecting all the hardware with no issues. Fedora 9 however does not install, or rather it does with an interesting twist. Fedora 9 goes through the process, formats the disk, shows you the pretty installation screen where it is installing all the software to the disk, etc. The problem is the install ends every time with "No kernel was installed as none can be found to match your hardware.". I will recommend openSuSE everytime over Fedora. RedHat went to crap after RedHat 9, and I was sad actually as it was a great distro, and the one I swore by from RedHat 5.0.

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