Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 18th Dec 2008 14:10 UTC, submitted by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
SuSE, openSUSE The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.1. The openSUSE 11.1 release includes more than 230 new features, improvements to YaST, major updates to GNOME, KDE, OpenOffice.org, and more freedom with a brand new license, Liberation fonts, and openJDK. This is also the first release built entirely in the openSUSE Build Service. Get it today!
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RE: What was wrong with 11?
by Clinton on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 15:14 UTC in reply to "What was wrong with 11?"
Clinton
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For me, 11.1 isn't up to par because of the complete weirdness that is installing ATI drivers and running on a dual-headed machine.

With the open source ATI drivers, I could get the dual-head mode to sort of work, but the background image wouldn't show up on the second monitor. With the ATI drivers, I could get both monitors to work correctly, but then KDE had a functionality fart and kept randomly changing my my keyboard layout and tools and icons on the panel.

I realize that a lot of onus lies with ATI too, but OpenSuSE should really extend their polish to the installation of commercial video drivers. If Ubuntu can make it as easy as the click of a button, OpenSuSE should be able to as well.

I noticed some other little problems (like the inability to set NTP servers during installation even though the option to do so is listed on the screen, and the lack of JFS support), but the ATI driver issues killed it for me. If I'm going to have to spend hours configuring my system anyway, I'd rather run Debian or Slackware.

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