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    Phoronix: OpenSuSE 11.1 Released

    Just in time for Christmas, Novell has announced the availability of OpenSuSE 11.1. OpenSuSE 11.1 is updated against the latest Linux packages including KDE 4.1, GNOME 2.24, OpenOffice.org 3.0, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, and various other updates...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njk0MQ

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    Congratulations to them!

    I was surprised to see however "next version of the world's most usable Linux" on the website - after seeing their gimped "start bar". Maybe they fixed it back in 11.1... going to give a try.

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    • #3
      I just wondering how it works with video out-of-the-box.
      Couldn't find any info on used drivers, in the news release.

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      • #4
        I'm wondering if they still support ppc, I have a G3 mac sitting on my nightstand with a messed up boot loader. I'd like to get it up and running again so I can browse the web in bed.

        My girlfriend would definitely facepalm at this. =]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BlueKoala View Post
          I'm wondering if they still support ppc, I have a G3 mac sitting on my nightstand with a messed up boot loader. I'd like to get it up and running again so I can browse the web in bed.

          My girlfriend would definitely facepalm at this. =]

          Link to PowerPC installation dvd's iso image torrent file.

          http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...pc.iso.torrent

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          • #6
            i'm installing it on my netbook as i read this.

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            • #7
              Official Release Announcement can be found here:

              http://news.opensuse.org/2008/12/18/...-111-released/

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              • #8
                Great news! openSUSE is one of the best GNU/Linux based operation systems, thus it is the best OS!

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                • #9
                  Currently switching from Factory to 11.1.
                  So far it seems like it mostly just fixed bugs introduced in 11, and upgraded all of the apps.

                  One problem is setting the hostname, I had to switch to ifup, change, and switch it back to NetworkManager, but it still make a second hostname(?), back on ifup(don't need NetworkManager on the computer)

                  For me it boots faster(might be attributed to getting a phenom x4), but it also seems to start less things on boot.

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                  • #10
                    I just tried out KDE 4 on OpenSuse 11.1 and it made me cry. I was disappointed by openSUSE's choice to jump onto the Ubuntu ease-of-use bandwagon. All the options that I came to know and love in KDE 3.5 are now gone with 4. While Linux should be easy for new users, making it more difficult and dumbed down for experienced users isn't the answer. I know you can still install 3.5 atm but that will not be the case in the next release.

                    This is more of a gripe at KDE4 but Opensuse is pushing it as its new standard. Thats my 2 cents....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Throwing Strikes View Post
                      I just tried out KDE 4 on OpenSuse 11.1 and it made me cry. I was disappointed by openSUSE's choice to jump onto the Ubuntu ease-of-use bandwagon. All the options that I came to know and love in KDE 3.5 are now gone with 4. While Linux should be easy for new users, making it more difficult and dumbed down for experienced users isn't the answer. I know you can still install 3.5 atm but that will not be the case in the next release.

                      This is more of a gripe at KDE4 but Opensuse is pushing it as its new standard. Thats my 2 cents....
                      Hey KDE 3.5 is no longer being maintained. 3.5.10 is the final release of it. Nothing much the openSUSE guys can do about that.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Throwing Strikes View Post
                        I just tried out KDE 4 on OpenSuse 11.1 and it made me cry. I was disappointed by openSUSE's choice to jump onto the Ubuntu ease-of-use bandwagon. All the options that I came to know and love in KDE 3.5 are now gone with 4. While Linux should be easy for new users, making it more difficult and dumbed down for experienced users isn't the answer. I know you can still install 3.5 atm but that will not be the case in the next release.

                        This is more of a gripe at KDE4 but Opensuse is pushing it as its new standard. Thats my 2 cents....
                        deanjo is right, and the same happen from KDE 2.2 to 3, it was at the beginning not features complete and stable, but after some time is was much better than the 2.x releases.

                        Now, the latest devel KDE is very very well. You can try KDE 4.2 beta 2 from a repo in this page. You can wait also to January 13th to the RC release or to January 27th for the final one.

                        From the KDE 4.2 beta 2 announcement page
                        Since the first beta, which was released less than 4 weeks ago, 1665 new bugs have been opened, and 2243 bugs have been closed. Since the release of KDE 4.1.0, more than ten thousand bugs were closed, showing a massive focus on stability in the upcoming KDE 4.2.0 which will be released in January 2009, 6 months after KDE 4.1. KDE 4.2.0 will be followed up by a series of monthly service updates and followed up by KDE 4.3.0 in summer 2009.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KDesk View Post
                          deanjo is right, and the same happen from KDE 2.2 to 3, it was at the beginning not features complete and stable, but after some time is was much better than the 2.x releases.

                          Now, the latest devel KDE is very very well. You can try KDE 4.2 beta 2 from a repo in this page. You can wait also to January 13th to the RC release or to January 27th for the final one.

                          From the KDE 4.2 beta 2 announcement page
                          I havent found and missing features myself. There was originally some software missing, but that all seems to have been built with the latest version now.

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