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openSUSE is a Linux-based operating system for your PC, laptop, or server. You can use it to surf the Web, manage your email and photos, do office work, play videos or music, and have a lot of fun.

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Release Notes: This release benefits from improvements to the testing infrastructure and much attention to bugfixing.

  •  20 Mar 2013 14:01

    Release Notes: This release improves searching, filesystem performance, and networking, and makes great strides forward in ARM and cloud support.

    Release Notes: This release brings KDE 4.7, Firefox 7, LibreOffice 3.4, Linux kernel 3.1, and GCC 4.6 with support for Google's new Go programming language. OpenSUSE 12.1 is the first Linux distribution to support ownCloud with its own unique Mirall desktop integration. Color management support is greatly improved in this version. Snapper is a new and unique tool that employs snapshot functionality in the BTRFS file system.

    •  19 Dec 2008 10:57

    Release Notes: This release includes more than 230 new features, improvements to YaST, OpenOffice.org 3.0, a new license, Liberation fonts, and openJDK. Users can choose from the leading edge of GNOME and KDE development with GNOME 2.24.1 and KDE 4.1.3. KDE 3.5.10 is also included for users who prefer the classic KDE experience.

    •  19 Jun 2008 14:35

    Release Notes: This release introduces a themed and simplified DVD installer, an improved live CD installer, fast package management, and the latest software like KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.4 (including some 4.1 backports/parts), GNOME 2.22.1, OpenOffice.org 2.4, and Firefox 3.0.

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    20 Mar 2013 14:07 Avatar whitemice Thumbs up

    Simply excellent. I can install openSUSE and immediatley get to work. Yast management interface is excellent and the package selection is robust and current. Hardware support best-of-breed. In-place upgrades have a very high success rate. Sound, suspend/resume, wireless, all work out-of-box.

    20 Sep 2007 16:53 apokryphos

    Re: "minor changes" for the 7.1 ? :)
    Bah, strange commenting system here. I thought that was a reply to the current story :-)

    20 Sep 2007 16:46 apokryphos

    Re: "minor changes" for the 7.1 ? :)

    > Nope.. They always delay putting it on

    > the ftp server for a few weeks to try to

    > get more people to buy the boxed

    > release. They also very rarely release

    > any ISO's and if they do (like with 7.2)

    > they put them under a

    > "japanese-7.1" directory to

    > discourage downloads. Quite sneaky if

    > you ask me, one of the reasons I

    > switched to gentoo.

    First of all: this is an RC1 (development) release, not a final release. The CDs (live and install) are available fully via http/ftp.

    The DVD is available via torrent, or via DELTA ISO. It has been like this for aaages, and it done for all development releases to save the stress on the mirrors, not for any other reason.

    When the release is announced, the DVD ISO is available straight away via HTTP/FTP. openSUSE barely even push for the boxed-product so I honestly don't have a clue what you're talking about there.... strange conspiracy theory.

    20 Sep 2007 16:39 apokryphos

    Re: ESPOONTOOSHORT?

    > Given Novell's willingness to sell Linux

    > down the river for their own short term

    > gain through their patent pact with

    > Microsoft, you might like to consider a

    > distro produced by someone more

    > trustworthy.

    >

    > Debian is a lovely distribution. If

    > you're a hardcore UNIX traditionalist,

    > then Slackware never dissapoints. If you

    > would like something with a little more

    > hand-holding, try Ubuntu, which is based

    > on Debian. So far all of these distros

    > have been relatively unblemished by the

    > sort of short term venal betrayal that

    > we've seen from Novell, the owners of

    > SuSe.

    >

    > I have used this distro on a few

    > projects, as less UNIX-savvy colleagues

    > like it, but I shan't any longer. They

    > can just learn to love Slackware or

    > Debian. I know they'll thank me for it

    > eventually..

    Have you read your own comments here? Novell is "selling Linux down the drain".. Novell is a company that has quite clearly positioned and grounded themselves in open-source, with Linux, now. Even if we imagined Novell to be the big bad wolf you hope it is, it wouldn't make the slightest bit of sense.

    Let's be clear here: Novell/SUSE is the single biggest contributor in the world to the Linux _desktop_. They're piping more effort and resources into it than anyone else, with countless developers in countless open source projects.

    I suggest you get over the fact that they made a deal with a company that you dislike and stop spreading FUD. If you're not using SUSE because it's sponsored by Novell I hope you're consistent and stop using half of the big applications in Linux (oh, small things like the Linux kernel, OOo, KDE, GNOME, ALSA, GCC, Compiz) which Novell sponsors too.

    Debian is a lovely distribution for a new user if you want to scare them away from Linux forever. It has its advantages, but I wouldn't dream of recommending it to my parents. Would you?

    27 Nov 2006 00:55 gwayne

    Nice distro
    I am playing with Opensuse and I like it a lot. But a remark about the deal between Microsoft and Novell.

    1) Be rational, nobody can oversee the results except that Novell has more money now and that companies shall use Suse more often.

    2) Use a distribution because of its abilities (Linux is about having a choice)

    I shall keep on using OpenSuse because of its capabilities.

    But about 10.2, its better then 10.1 ;) Less troubles at the start.

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