I recently tried out the latest version of Ubuntu with the GNOME desktop. Whilst my experience was largely positive how well did it compare to openSUSE and Fedora?
This comparison looks at the functionality of all three distributions from the average user's point of view.
The guide looks at how easy each distribution is to install, their look and feel, how easy it was to install multimedia codecs, the applications that are pre-installed, package management, performance and issues.
Open-source software company Suse has started support for "Simpler Choice" database programme from SAP, which will provide enterprises with simple tools and discounts to simplify adoption of SAP in-memory data management solutions.
As part of the Simpler Choice programme users will get assessments, simplified database licensing, trial offers, investment protection, services and maintenance waivers that will simplify the adoption of SAP in-memory data management solutions.
The memory data management solutions include SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP solutions for enterprise information management, SAP HANA platform, and SAP IQ software.
There are people out there that will want all of the verbose options, giving access to every available installation option but maybe there could be a general installer and a custom installer to make it easier for the masses.
To be honest I found the openSUSE installer more difficult than the Anaconda installer that is shipped with Fedora and that has taken heaps of criticism over the years. Now I would say that the Fedora installer has greatly improved but the openSUSE installer still has some way to go.
We reported a few days ago that the April update of openSUSE Tumbleweed will switch to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment by default. Today, we have some more news regarding the transition to KDE Plasma 5 in openSUSE.
openSUSE Tumbleweed/Factory is a rolling-release version of openSUSE, where all the new technologies get implemented before they land in the main openSUSE distribution.
One of the most-often requested ways to test Plasma 5, given it can’t be coinstalled with the 4.x Workspace, is the availability of live images to test either in VM or bare metal without touching existing systems.
Given that other distributions started doing so since a while, naturally openSUSE couldn’t stay still. Thanks to the efforts of Hrvoje “shumski” Senjan, we have now live media available for testing out Plasma 5!
It’s official, Gnome will be in the next Tumbleweed snapshot and the development experience is highly anticipated. A clean installation works, but the guys are working on one last test before its released. We’re not promising an early Easter gift, but Tumbleweed users won’t have to wait long for Gnome’s latest upgrade.
A small change to Linux can be seen in Tumbleweed with a change from the syslog to systemd-journal; the systemd-journal as a binary file needs special tools to look at it. The topic was discussed on how to provides the ability to import structured log messages from systemd journal to syslog and you can read more about this discussion at http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2015-04/.