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    Phoronix: openSUSE 11.4 Released

    The openSUSE developers in Nuremberg and around the world have a reason to celebrate today: openSUSE 11.4 was just released. openSUSE 11.4 has been developed over the past eight months and features a number of improvements and package updates...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTE5Nw

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    Doing I live upgrade while typing this. Considering I was already using SC 4.6, LibreOffice, Firefox 4, etc. under openSUSE 11.3, I don't expect any visible changes.

    Today, btw, is also the International Day of Awesomeness. https://www.facebook.com/event.php?e...442978&index=1

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    Here are a few more links concerning the 11.4 release that give a lot more detail:

    http://en.opensuse.org/Product_highlights

    http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...s-1205664.html

    http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7957/

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    Many goodies... Now to find the time to upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    Considering I was already using SC 4.6, LibreOffice, Firefox 4, etc. under openSUSE 11.3, I don't expect any visible changes.
    The 2.6.37 kernel on openSUSE 11.4 also has the miraculous 200 line patch that improves the system's responsivness.

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    I did a fresh install today. Finally its time to move beyond the atrocious 11.3 wallpaper :P. 11.4 looks far slicker. This is partly due to kde 4.6 which is a vast improvement over the previous 4.4. An other nice improvement is the speed of the software manager.

    On the negative... well.... now you get pulseaudio as default with kde, I'll try it for a bit. It might not be as bad as it once was.

    There's also now a rolling release repository you can add and a packman repository to go with it so it should be easier than ever to keep it up to date till opensuse 12.
    A live disk and repository featuring gnome 3 will be available to when that's finished to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevertime View Post
    I did a fresh install today. Finally its time to move beyond the atrocious 11.3 wallpaper :P. 11.4 looks far slicker. This is partly due to kde 4.6 which is a vast improvement over the previous 4.4. An other nice improvement is the speed of the software manager.

    On the negative... well.... now you get pulseaudio as default with kde, I'll try it for a bit. It might not be as bad as it once was.

    There's also now a rolling release repository you can add and a packman repository to go with it so it should be easier than ever to keep it up to date till opensuse 12.
    A live disk and repository featuring gnome 3 will be available to when that's finished to.
    Pulse is easy enough to remove. Ya I opened an openFATE suggestion to have it's removal by default again on a KDE install.

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    I think pulseaudio is pretty cool. It'd be better if they just asked you during the install if you want pulseaudio or not.

    Also goody! It's like having new toys to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevertime View Post
    On the negative... well.... now you get pulseaudio as default with kde, I'll try it for a bit. It might not be as bad as it once was.
    It improved a lot. I'm using it in Kubuntu 10.10 and everything plays nice.

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    I really wanted to give PulseAudio a chance, but I ended up disabling it (which is very easily done in Yast, thanks god).
    I struggled for half an hour to get my notebook to play any sound at all. Then I wasn't able to get it to record anything. And it wouldn't work with the mute-indicator on my notebook because it'd only mute the PulseAudio-Server and not the hardware itself.
    Well apart from PulseAudio this is a pretty nice release. Didn't notice much of a change since I was running KDE 4.6 on 11.3 before already anyway, but I guess that's a good thing. :>
    Now I'm looking forward to Tumbleweed. A user-friendly rolling-release distribution certainly has a lot of potential. Certainly would set OpenSuse apart from the user-friendly not rolling distributions ((K)Ubuntu) and the not-so-user-friendly rolling distributions (Arch, Gentoo).

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