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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by AnythingButVista on Sun 20th Nov 2011 21:28 UTC
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I installed OpenSuSE 12.1 last night and for the most part, I liked what I see. The biggest fault came in the installation of the bootloader. If you'd rather keep the Windows 7 bootloader and have OpenSuSE's bootloader installed on its "/" partition, YaST will do that, but will also kill the MBR, leaving you with an unbootable system. You'll need a Windows 7 repair disc to restore the Windows bootloader, then you can add OpenSuSE to the boot menu using a BCD editing tool.

Other than that, their repositories seem a bit limited in available software. Packages easily found in Ubuntu, and even Mandriva are missing in OpenSuSE.

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