Home > SuSE, openSUSE > OpenSUSE Linux 10.0 RC1 Released OpenSUSE Linux 10.0 RC1 Released Submitted by dimlev 2005-09-08 SuSE, openSUSE 27 Comments The first release candidate of OpenSUSE has been released. Product highlights can be found here. Please note that the final version is expected to be available October 6th. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 27 Comments 2005-09-08 3:27 pm Remember, if you still have the beta4 isos around, download the delta isos instead of the full isos. It saves a lot of traffic. Cheers. 2005-09-08 5:08 pm Where are the delta isos? I looked on the download page, but I didn’t see them. 2005-09-08 5:29 pm There are at the same place as the other isos: http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS-RC1/iso If you want do download them by bittorrent, it’s linked in the announcement. Cheers. 2005-09-08 3:43 pm Nice featurelist,good to see immunix-apparmor is one of them. 2005-09-08 3:56 pm test 1 of the 6 key features they list is “faster boot process”, but Novell is late on this. It’s already featured in Ubuntu and FC4. To me, that “Product Highlights” is pretty empty. I do not see the point of releasing a new version if there are just package upgrades. They could simply upgrade them over the network. Suse 10 looks pretty unimpressive to me. Contrary to Mandriva and RedHat, Suse seems to have lost steam and to lack a sense of direction since it was acquired, IMHO. 2005-09-08 4:13 pm AdamW “1 of the 6 key features they list is “faster boot process”, but Novell is late on this. It’s already featured in Ubuntu and FC4.” So, let me get this straight – because SUSE’s release cycle is different from Fedora’s, they shouldn’t have sped their boot process up at all? Great logic there, Cap’n. We’ve improved our boot time in the latest Mandriva as well – because our release cycle is a three month shift from Fedora’s, should we not have bothered too? (BTW, I think all the distros have basically done the same thing: killed hotplug and replaced it with udev calls. It makes a big difference to boot speed.) 2005-09-08 5:13 pm We’ve improved our boot time in the latest Mandriva as well – because our release cycle is a three month shift from Fedora’s, should we not have bothered too? Yep, I’ve found that – Mandriva’s boot-up is quicker than ever with the upcoming release – very tidy indeed. 2005-09-08 5:07 pm You don’t know (obviously) what your talking about. SUSE has been one of the leading distros and with 10.0 they will stay that way. Major improvement upon 9.3 is GCC 4. And yes, this is a ‘polishing’ version: no new heavy stuff, but well-thought improvements. But that’s exactly what I want: no major overhaul each new version, but improvements that matter. And the speed improvement (a old ‘SUSE issue’) is impressive. 2005-09-08 4:00 pm MonkeyPie I am glad to see SuSE working on PPC developement. I have installed it on my Sawtooth I had in my closet, it runs very well. There have been some gains in boot time, I just hope they can make such an improvement that Fedora 4 had over 3. That was indeed a big improvement. I hope Linux on PPC continues to grow and become more polished. 2005-09-08 5:03 pm lagitus Could anyone who has tried the RC comment on its general stability? I’d like to upgrade a friend’s PC currently running 9.0 without having to wait for another month. Does RC here really mean “candidate for release” or are major bugs still expected to surface? 2005-09-08 10:23 pm Anonymous Penguin I haven’t tried it yet, but there were simply too many bugs in beta 4 that couldn’t be fixed in just one week. I have always found that a SUSE version is at its best a couple of months after the official release. At this stage my advice is: use 9.3. It is very stable, you can download 5 CDs or one DVD with all the commercial plugins, and if you want you can get from apt tons of more stuff, especially multimedia and P2P support. 2005-09-08 6:25 pm lostnerd Nice to see that they didn’t shy away from Openoffice 2.0 Beta. Interested with playing with xen. Anyone know how difficult it is? 2005-09-08 8:51 pm kwanbis you can run them against the cds: http://www.opensuse.org/Download_Instructions#Applying_Delta_ISOs 2005-09-08 9:17 pm Hello All. I was just wondering if anybody knew if there will be a final release of Suse Linux 10.0 OSS, or only a Suse Linux 10.0 for sale and a free download after a month, SuSE Pro style? 2005-09-08 10:08 pm yES oPEN sUSE 10 WILL BE FREE. hOWEVER, suse 10 WILL COST ABOUT $75 AND IT WILL COME WITH THINGS LIKE MP3 3SUPPORT AND rEAL pLAYER. i HOPE THAT HELPS. 2005-09-08 10:14 pm That helps, thank you very much. You should, however, check your capslock 😉 2005-09-08 11:31 pm SuSE 10 RC1 runs remarkably fast,not only compared to SuSE 9.3 🙂 The boot process takes less time and once loaded,it’s snappy. I guess AppArmor is only included in the retail? (sounds resonable though) 2005-09-08 11:35 pm Anybody know if the released version of SuSE 10.0 will include good multimedia/Java/Flash support? Will that version also be freely downloadable? Are there any RC’s of 10.0 that include good multimedia support? I have slow dialup, so I can’t easily install additional packages from the internet. Thanks! 2005-09-08 11:36 pm Is RC ready for casual use? I would say yes,there’s sofar nothing that doesn’t work and everything is pretty “bleeding” edge.As said SuSE 10 is remarkably fast (at least on my AMD64,but although its a binairy distro,addly it’s faster than some source distros) 2005-09-08 11:38 pm Anyone tried 10.0 on an old computer, say with 128MB of RAM? Can you compare it with the performance of MEPIS or Ubuntu on such hardware? I find these last two distros to perform acceptably on such hardware. SuSE 9.2 seemed considerably slower than either of these. 2005-09-09 2:53 am hraq No, It will be still slow on old machines PII266Mhz 214MB RAM. But strangely it is super fast on faster computers, it will blow up your mind. It is super fast on boot and super fast after that. 2005-09-08 11:39 pm SuSE 9.3 does have good java and flash support so i expect SuSE 10 not to be an exection. 2005-09-09 7:45 am i would have like )00o2, firefox1.5, and KDE3.5, but even without it looks to be a good release. 2005-09-09 9:11 am Above all an app must work but honestly i give SuSE 10.0 a lot of points for style.For example i like the Openoffice splash-screen,boot-screen,standard chameleon wallpaper etc.Today i upgraded from SuSE 9.3 to 10 RC1 on a PIII 667GHz.While the boot process on 9.3 is very time consuming to say the least on 10 RC1 it’s a lot faster and most apps seem to react snappier. kudos to the devs & artists. 2005-09-09 9:13 am yes. 2005-09-09 3:59 pm Have they fixed Gnome in this release so that it’s not a customized version, but more of the standard fair that you get with Ubuntu, Debian and FC4? I personally prefer Gnome over KDE (for my own personal reasons, not a flame here, since on this page you have to state that or people will jump down your throats). In 9.3, they had everything set up differently. Also, does 10.0 actually support udev out of the box? Last time I tried 9.3, udev wasn’t working at all, maybe I had just a bad install or something… 2005-09-10 3:57 pm There is no “openSUSE” distribution, only the project creating the “SUSE” distribution is called like that.