Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 23:38 UTC, submitted by sb56637
SuSE, openSUSE And another popular Linux distribution pushes a new release out the door. This time around, it's openSUSE, as they just released version 12.1. Other than the usual latest and greatest version of all the open source desktops and associated tools, there's a few other interesting tidbits in this release as well.
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by Jason Bourne on Wed 16th Nov 2011 23:53 UTC
Jason Bourne
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Speaking of OpenSUSE... I just switched my production machine to Kubuntu 11.10. I have hit a spot that either THIS IS IT or definitely back to Windows 7. I couldn't stand Unity for a couple of days. I couldn't stand GNOME Shell for more than one day. I won't be trying Mint and its hacks. So KDE is all there's left. I may upgrade my hardware or buy a modest Nvidia GPU, if I have to.

I'm on a good oldie AMD 780G/SB700 (Radeon HD 3200). It's running fine, but not that snappy. I'm using the radeon open source driver. Not installing fglrx because certainly will disable splash screens and cause some bugs.

All I ask from KDE developers is... please, don't do any more stupid moves. Keep this environment better and better. I have criticized KDE many times, and KDE has lost ground for GNOME 2. However, KDE based distros may be a great camp for GNOME Shell refugees. GNOME guys really really blew our ex-usable, ex-stable and ex-reliable desktop.

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