Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 has been released today. "This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
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RE[6]: disappointed
by sbergman27 on Fri 5th Oct 2007 05:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: disappointed"
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The way we do things is both an advantage and a disadvantage. If you upgrade a piece of your hardware, expect that you might have to upgrade your OS to get it to work. Or *wait* 6 months or so for the next version to be released. Or run the alpha or beta.

In a lot of ways, the "load a driver" method that Windows uses makes more sense. Personally, I don't allow Windows into my home. But their driver distribution model makes a hell of a lot more sense than the crazy way that we have to do things. If we had the required vendor following, we'd do it just like they do:

Include as much driver support as we can by default, and count upon the overwhelming incentive that vendors have to support our OS to handle the rest.

It's a nearly unbeatable combo.

Edited 2007-10-05 05:49

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