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Will new openSUSE with KDE 4.6 bring distro back from obscurity?

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Remember when SuSE Linux was a real powerhouse? YaST was one of the finest administration tools available and SuSE was one of the few distributions featuring the KDE desktop as the default. But then Novell purchased SuSE and things changed. Ubuntu came to be and new users flocked to a distribution that promised Nirvana for Linux users. And with all of the changes happening on the Linux landscape, openSUSE continued moving ever forward, not swaying from its path, not causing rifts in the Linux community, and eating their own dog food.

The only problem? openSUSE seemed to be slowly disappearing. With Ubuntu taking up the majority of the media’s attention and end users looking for something more compatible and easier to use, only the faithful few remained with openSUSE.

But now a new release for the distribution, the project that is controlled by the community, is poised to bring it back out of obscurity…and with good reason. Actually, I will give you two good reasons: KDE 4.6 and Tumbleweed/Factory.

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openSUSE seemed to be slowly disappearing

What a bunch of B.S. OpenSUSE still one of the most popular distributions ever.

1 Ubuntu 2154
2 Mint 1737
3 Fedora 1479
4 Debian 1360
5 openSUSE 1287

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"YaST was one of the finest administration tools available"

I guess I missed that DAY.

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