openSUSE 11.3 Pulls In New Kernel & More
Phoronix: openSUSE 11.3 Pulls In New Kernel & More
A new snapshot of openSUSE 11.3 is available, which now puts it at Milestone 7, and means that the first release candidate is near. However, while the release of openSUSE 11.3 is approaching in July, it continues to add in new packages and support...
Is there anyone outside Novell actually using this distro nowadays? Sometimes I wonder why they keep bothering.
This is what we get at work for regular desktop usage if you ask for Linux. As I understand it, it's just down to the personal preferences of our IT dude. I can't say I'm dissatisfied with it.
(I don't work at Novell)
What's wrong with OpenSuse? Aside from the philosophical stuff, the distro itself is pretty solid. Sure, it's not that bleeding edge and therefore "boring", but it's stable and with some nice features.
This. Its not my preferred distro but its solid and has good system management features with yast. Its popular in schools and business. All of my college computers dual boot suse with windows.
Originally Posted by Melcar
People that want a highly integrated KDE distro.
Originally Posted by BlackStar
OpenSuse is indeed boring, not because it's not bleeding-edge, but because they do nothing new. They only pack packages together, test a lot and release. And that's it.
Nice trolling but several studies over the years show Novell developers are in the top three of contributors to the kernel (see eg Table 9 of the pdf linked in this linux-magazine article http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online...Writing-Linux/ ).
Originally Posted by Peterson Spaceport
Also I believe they have the highest number of paid developers for KDE of any distro, and in imho produce the most polished packages (as well as access to bleeding-edge and legacy repositorues).
and don't forget the build service, its brilliant and not only for opensuse
Originally Posted by bugmenot2
[QUOTE=bugmenot2;130444]Nice trolling but several studies over the years show Novell developers are in the top three of contributors to the kernel (see eg Table 9 of the pdf linked in this linux-magazine article http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online...Writing-Linux/ ).
I'm not talking about Kernel. I'm sure openSUSE handles it pretty swiftly. But I'm talking about innovations we can actually look at without firing up Vim...
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