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: in summary
by avgalen on Fri 18th Nov 2011 17:38 UTC in reply to "in summary"
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a) No, we are not complaining that OBSCURE pieces of hardware aren't working. We are complaining that perfectly normal and common pieces of hardware aren't working (Intel ICH5R comes to mind immediately, Intel 945 on Suse was mentioned). But most importantly, we are complaining that hardware that IS working on Windows is NOT working on Linux.
[copy/paste]I will repeat it one more time: OUT OF THE BOX Windows might or might not support the hardware, but there is always a driver-cd, windows update driver or a driver on the manufacturers website so you WILL get ALL your hardware working.
OUT OF THE BOX Linux might or might not support the hardware, by searching online or adding alternative repositories (binary drivers) you can add some more driver support but I have NEVER gotten ALL hardware working

b/c) No, the complaint wasn't that the installer couldn't partition 27 partitions according to what he had in his mind. The complaint was that the installer crashed in several modes and when it finally wanted to work it messed up the partitioning!

d) don't mark a product as final when it isn't stable

e) so I can download and watch porn without having to be afraid of viruses ;)

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