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openSUSE 11.2 on the test bench

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openSUSE 11.2 is now the second version running to break the tradition of introducing few changes beyond updated packages into minor releases. Like Ubuntu 9.10 in late October, openSUSE has now made the leap to using Ext4 as its default file system and includes changes to the system administration tools and the desktop. Alongside all the major changes, the development team have not forgotten the desirability factor provided by including the latest software.

DVD images for 32 and 64 bit systems are available for installation. Alternatively, two installable Live CDs (with either KDE or GNOME desktops) are also available. The Live CD image can also be used to run and install from a USB flash drive – especially useful for netbooks with no inbuilt optical drive. A network installation image is also available. This loads the installation system and all packages from the online repository.

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It sure is nice to see other distros getting some news. How refreshing! Only thing about OpenSUSE from their screen shots it looks like they chose Army green for their desktop?


Yeah, it looks like pea soup... Is ugly the new gorgeous? I mean, has Ubuntu started a trend with the ugly desktop? lol

Come on you guys, your gut

Come on you guys, your gut reaction to a distro is the color scheme?! I guess the Linux desktop doesn't have much to worry about. And since when is army green a weird color? What would you prefer, blue?

Looks aren't everything

ngrover wrote:
Come on you guys, your gut reaction to a distro is the color scheme?! I guess the Linux desktop doesn't have much to worry about. And since when is army green a weird color? What would you prefer, blue?

Yeh, looks aren't everything. It is what's inside that counts. Ugly girls err distros need love too! Big Grin

I have no doubts about Suse

I used Suse for a good 2-1/2 years and have no doubt about the distro underneath. They typically have excellent artwork. However, making the Air background look like pea soup isn't one of them.

I actually like the color. I

I actually like the color. I guess it's all about personal taste Wink.

I find it to be very sleek.

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