Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 22:20 UTC, submitted by superstoned
SuSE, openSUSE "The latest release [...] brings you speed-ups across the board with a faster storage layer in Linux 3.4 and accelerated functions in glibc and Qt, giving a more fluid and responsive desktop. The infrastructure below openSUSE has evolved, bringing in newly matured technologies like GRUB2 and Plymouth and the first steps in the direction of a revised and simplified UNIX file system hierarchy." You can download openSUSE 12 from the mirrors.
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by UltraZelda64 on Sat 8th Sep 2012 10:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Downloading now."
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Well, there were some real technological improvements made all the way down from the kernel to the desktop. So theoretically, it *is* faster. Technically, it may be, but I will mention again (I did already didn't I?) that I haven't used openSUSE in quite a while, so it's actually "feeling" of speed is not fresh in my mind. I just know, from what I remember, everything is mostly the same. The installation, especially, doesn't seem any faster.

Well anyway, I decided to try completely removing the Kicker applet from the taskbar and then adding it back. I figured what the hell, I don't enough about KDE's user config directory setup to go removing stuff, so what the hell. I didn't think it would do anything (I'm pretty sure I've used the option to "switch" between old and new launchers with no success), but it was worth a shot. Surprisingly, that did solve my problem of having menu entries without text. The menus are much better now; apparently there were in fact some remnants from older versions of KDE4 in both older openSUSE releases and other distros that were the culprit.

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