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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RE[3]: Well, it looks nice...
by avgalen on Thu 17th Nov 2011 11:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well, it looks nice..."
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2010-09-23

uhm, as you read I have tried to install on different branded desktops, custom built desktops, laptops, netbooks and there is always some sort of hardware that isn't supported (Wifi, tv-card, raid, sound) while there are always drivers available for Windows that work just fine. An OS should support hardware, hardware shouldn't support an OS. Especially on Linux it seems that all drivers are in the kernel, that every distribution uses those some kernels....and still people (in this thread) say that in distribution X their Wifi worked and in distribution Y it doesn't.

I liked Corel Linux a lot back in the days, but sticking with it didn't work (it died). Puppy is the only distribution that I use once in a while for recovery work where "all drivers working" isn't important. But even for that I prefer Hiren, BartPE or WinPE.

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