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My understanding is that the patch smoothes out things that are CPU bound, so I/O bottlenecks aren't touched, one might even say they become all the more appearent.
You can basically think of it as automatically lowering the priority of tasks running in the console, which leaves more priority left over for other tasks - such as your desktop environment and X. It's really quite limited in terms of what it affects, but if you are being hurt by this it can make for a big improvement.
openSUSE's newsletter revealed some download numbers for release day.
Shameless quoted details:
But the above is all talk (and party). What counts are the numbers – and they are big. To
just talk about the number of downloads via software.opensuse.org we’ve almost doubled the numbers of downloads in the first 24
hours compared to our previous 11.3
release! Well over 90.000 downloads from our website with another 12 thousand via
Bittorrent in one day is quite impressive. Not perfectly accurate, but…
Since each mirror site uses different ways of measuring, we cannot give an 100% reliable
number of total downloads of openSUSE 11.4 but we can point out some numbers and give examples
from our more than 80 mirrors. The Hungary mirror at Integrity.hu reported 220 GB distributed using http and
additionally 400 GB via torrents. The American mirror at temple.edu had 460 GB on Thursday. The Swiss
switch.ch distributed 1329 GB of data and the German
mirrors from rwth-aachen distributed at peak time 5 gbit/sec and additionally 60
MB/sec of torrent data. SUSE Studio offers another great way of
getting a openSUSE 11.4 image – and well over 1000 people have already used this. download.opensuse.org
A total of 90844 requests for ISOs were reached via our download redirector at
download.opensuse.org during the first 24 hours, a nice bump compared to 49599 for openSUSE
11.3! Note that we can not count who accessed a mirror directly instead of using the
redirector on download.opensuse.org, so
there are more downloads than that. Moreover, we have been emphasizing the possibility of upgrading openSUSE 11.3 over the web
instead of by downloading an ISO and these are not tracked either.
However, you’ll be able to find openSUSE 11.4 statistics soon on the Statistics page. There we track how many
unique IP addresses regularly update from our servers – a reasonably reliable way of knowing
how many users we have. Of course those on a NAT or internal deployments as well as those who
don’t upgrade via our servers are not counted and those with a dynamic IP might be counted a
few times so take the numbers with a grain of salt as well. Distribution and torrents
These are the number of downloads split over the different media:
NonOss Addon CD BiArch: 3926
32-bit x86: 49845 (total)
64-bit x86-64: 37073 (total)
Our main distribution download page
usually gets 17000 visits a day, on the launch day we had 63000.
Torrents worked really well for this release thanks to the many seeders, several folks
reported that they could download torrents with the full capacity of their connection. The
largest number of seeders was for the x86-64 DVD with 1076 followed by 959 for the i586 DVD.
The tracker counted 12596 complete downloads via bittorrent during the first 24 hours,
Yup, their KDE 4.6.0 for example is essentially 4.6.1. They backported all the patches from 4.6.1 AFIK.
Indeed that seems to be the case. the infamous virtuoso-t process now indexes my files using 1% of one core, which is something that is only found in 4.6.1. Initially that process used up 100% of one core, but as someone said on the "kde sc 4.6.1 released" thread, that was just the conversion process to the new database format.
Does anyone try 11.4 in a virtual environment? I might be interested in trying OpenSUSE 11.4 in Virtualbox. How much space would one need?
OpenSUSE liveCDs come with the virtualbox guest additions already installed, so you'll get 3D acceleration (if you enable it) and display resizing out of the box. In regards to space a typical instalation will require about 3GB. The default instalation is 2.8GB IIRC.
I had to give this one up.
I couldn't get it to boot up when installed on an external harddisk, even though I installed the bootloader to the harddisks root partition.
It would boot up grub, but grub was not able to find the root partition
Now that fglrx officially supports openSUSE 11.4 I finally took the plunge.
Overall impression: very sleek.
No more trailing with fglrx' 2D acceleration (I suppose it's thanks to the famous 200 lines patch?)
But: still haven't been able to make my microphone work. I've removed .asoundrc, .pulse/, and the kmix settings which had carried over from 11.3, installed pavucontrol, though there is just no input from the microphone.