Linked by Adam S on Thu 19th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
SuSE, openSUSE A new major release of Novell's community-supported distro openSUSE 11 is now available and can be downloaded from the mirrors. Linux Format has a hands-on look at the new installer, SLAB menu and Compiz Fusion, and weighs up whether the distro can fight competition from Ubuntu and Fedora. Is this the start of a new era for SUSE?
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RE[2]: Whats it like ?
by BrianMasinick on Thu 19th Jun 2008 20:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Whats it like ?"
BrianMasinick
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2008-06-19

Yes, I have and I quite like it so far. I choose SUSE cause they offer really good KDE packages for 4.1devel ( KDE4live is also build on the same base ).

I _love_ the installer, it is beautiful and very straight forward. I like the no root (sudo) and autologin option and the integrated selection for community and extra repositories.

Like I said above I enabled KDE factory and updated to 4.1beta right away. And so far I haven't had a problem. *knocks on wood* .. but it is still beta .. so beware.


This is good news. I am installing openSUSE 11.0 right now on an aging, but reliable old Dell Dimension 4100. I have a way to go in the installation because I downloaded the 70 MB network installation kit rather than the DVD or one of the Live CDs. I am also doing an upgrade rather than a new installation, so that affects how long it takes to install. I have three computers running right now, so I can do other things, so the timing is not all that critical. What will matter to me is how well post installation upgrades will go and how well the system will operate in routine desktop usage. If it does much better than openSUSE 10.2, which has been really slow on the old Dell, then I will be most pleased with this.

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