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[2]: Well, it looks nice...
by Dave_K on Thu 17th Nov 2011 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Well, it looks nice..."
Dave_K
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That mirrors my experiences with Linux almost perfectly, right down to Redhat 5 being my first distribution.

I must have installed 50 different Linux distributions on 20 different computers without it ever working perfectly. Admittedly quite a few of those were laptops (I've spent 30+ hours just trying to get Linux working well on my Thinkpad), but even the generic desktops always have issues that need fixing, or hardware that simply isn't supported.

About 95% of my computing time is spent using Windows, but easily 95% of the time I spend researching and solving problems is down to Linux. It's interesting that Linux just works for some people, but that's a completely alien experience to me.

I'm enthusiastic enough that I don't mind wasting some time playing with Linux when a new distribution catches my interest (I'll probably give OpenSUSE 12.1 a try later and see how far I get), but I'm glad to have an easy to use OS like Windows available when Linux gets frustrating and I don't want the hassle.

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