Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 18th Dec 2008 14:10 UTC, submitted by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
SuSE, openSUSE The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.1. The openSUSE 11.1 release includes more than 230 new features, improvements to YaST, major updates to GNOME, KDE, OpenOffice.org, and more freedom with a brand new license, Liberation fonts, and openJDK. This is also the first release built entirely in the openSUSE Build Service. Get it today!
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RE: downloading now
by Feanor on Thu 18th Dec 2008 15:39 UTC in reply to "downloading now"
Feanor
Member since:
2006-12-21

Me too! I hope its better than 11.0 and up to par with 10.3. I'll probably install KDE and GNOME, haven't tried the shiny new KDE 4 yet.

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RE[2]: downloading now
by SlackerJack on Thu 18th Dec 2008 19:56 in reply to "RE: downloading now"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Personally I think it's the worst job of KDE they have made, they dont even use alot of the KDE4.1.x defaults which KDE devs have made for you to see.

Aya default, it's ok but it's mostly gray, No plasma icon for ZUI by default(reverted to Folder view desktop), crystal icons in the kickoff menu(Hello, Oxygen for KDE4)

To me it's a mess, Fedora 10 is actually a more polished experience, they use KDE4.1 defaults, packagekit is nice Qt4 and nice oxygen icons for showing updates and such. IMHO this is not the best release for Opensuse from a KDE point of view which is sad saying they are a more KDE centric distro.

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RE[3]: downloading now
by sakeniwefu on Thu 18th Dec 2008 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: downloading now"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

It isn't easy to make KDE4 look good. At this point, the "stable" 4.1 version still lacks a lot of features that we take for granted in a Desktop and it crashes a lot under stress. OpenSUSE developers probably decided to use the less problematic features and hide everything else.

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RE[3]: downloading now
by h3rman on Fri 19th Dec 2008 09:54 in reply to "RE[2]: downloading now"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

IMHO this is not the best release for Opensuse from a KDE point of view which is sad saying they are a more KDE centric distro.


That used to be the case, but are they still?

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RE[3]: downloading now
by KAMiKAZOW on Sat 20th Dec 2008 11:22 in reply to "RE[2]: downloading now"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Personally I think it's the worst job of KDE they have made, they dont even use alot of the KDE4.1.x defaults which KDE devs have made for you to see.

So? That's what a distribution is for: Change the defaults to its audience. There is no setting that fits everybody.

Aya default, it's ok but it's mostly gray,

Yes, and it fits SUSE's overall color scheme aka "corporate design".

No plasma icon for ZUI by default(reverted to Folder view desktop),

So? The openSUSE KDE Team thinks that turning it off by default is the best for its users. It's not as if it's forbidden to change it.

crystal icons in the kickoff menu(Hello, Oxygen for KDE4)

I don't know what you are talking about. I use 11.0 on my desktop PC since its release and 11.1 on my notebook since Beta 5 (due the Atheros drivers). I don't see any Crystal icons. Both installs were fresh -- not upgrades.

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