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, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
Thread beginning with comment 276291
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: disappointed
by sbergman27 on Fri 5th Oct 2007 05:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: disappointed"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

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

Reply Parent Score: 1