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[4]: Well, it looks nice...
by avgalen on Fri 18th Nov 2011 08:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well, it looks nice..."
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

What a nonsense. In this thread alone somebody mentions that his wifi doesn't work, I mention that I have had problems on lots of different hardware and the poster you replied to mentions that he is having problems as well. But YOU decide that none of that happens anymore since the last decade.

I am going to try OpenSuse tonight on 2 of my machines, a 1.5 year old netbook (Asus Eee PC 1005PE) and a brandnew Dell 6520. Let's see how much of the hardware will be supported and how much won't be.

I will also make it easy for the installers. I will start with the Windows Partitions already present but if they have problems with setting up a multi-boot I will allow them to entirely take over the harddisk

fingers crossed, weekend starts in 8 hours and I am feeling geeky

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

What a nonsense. In this thread alone somebody mentions that his wifi doesn't work, I mention that I have had problems on lots of different hardware and the poster you replied to mentions that he is having problems as well. But YOU decide that none of that happens anymore since the last decade.


Try reading what I said before commenting.

I said that generic desktop hardware doesn't have a problem.

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RE[6]: Well, it looks nice...
by avgalen on Fri 18th Nov 2011 17:26 in reply to "RE[5]: Well, it looks nice..."
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

And I said that a Compaq Deskpro didn't work and neither did an Asus Netbook and an IBM Thinkpad was mentioned as well. Please define generic.

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

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