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    Phoronix: openSUSE 12.3 RC2 Better Supports UEFI, Live Media

    Version 12.3 of openSUSE is due out in two weeks and as the final stepping stone, openSUSE 12.3 Release Candidate 2 is now on the Internet...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: openSUSE 12.3 RC2 Better Supports UEFI, Live Media

    Version 12.3 of openSUSE is due out in two weeks and as the final stepping stone, openSUSE 12.3 Release Candidate 2 is now on the Internet...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxNDQ
    The 12.2 live media doesn't support uefi. Will the new one support it

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    Quote Originally Posted by garegin View Post
    The 12.2 live media doesn't support uefi. Will the new one support it
    It should!

    Also note that you MUST use Imagewriter for making live usb. Unetbootin/dd do not work reliably. But imagewriter is available for both win and lin.

    Wanted some distro where KDE is Tier1 citizen, and OpenSuSE 12.3 is great so far. (apart from troubles with creating live usb with anything other than imagewriter).

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    It's gonna be a great release!

    @przemoli
    Instead imagewriter You can simply use dd as follows:
    Code:
    dd if=/path/to/downloaded.iso of=/dev/sdX
    All possible ways are described on wiki: http://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by przemoli View Post
    It should!

    Also note that you MUST use Imagewriter for making live usb. Unetbootin/dd do not work reliably. But imagewriter is available for both win and lin.

    Wanted some distro where KDE is Tier1 citizen, and OpenSuSE 12.3 is great so far. (apart from troubles with creating live usb with anything other than imagewriter).
    12.2 definitely doesn't have uefi inside the live usb. the new one might.

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    i just checked. yeah, they uefi support inside the live cd

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    It's gonna be a great release!

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    Just installed the 12.3RC2 over 12.2 on my ThinkPad Twist. It was wicked to see the touchscreen worked out of the box during installation!!! The Packman repo is still working to get things ready for the release, so no broadcom wireless drivers or VLC. The KDE 3.5 repo seems to be in order. I've had strange issues with 12.2 and didn't bother upgrading 12.1 on some of my rigs. When i got the laptop it had Windows 8 Basic. I tried it out to see what Windows 8 was like and was shocked at the UI change. It booted to the desktop really quickly, but I soon discovered it took another good 30+ seconds for the computer to catch up with it's self and become usable. Even with the laptop being able to convert to a slate. I was was not pleased with the phone/tablet like MetroUI. From the grub menu to desktop, it takes OpenSUSE 12.3 about 24 seconds to boot up which is good enough for me. The only thing I didn't like about the laptop was the battery life which seemed pretty damn small but for $800 out the door with sales tax from Office Depot I'm happy with the final results. Can't wait for the final release

    ThinkPad Twist
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    4Gb Memory
    500 GB; 24 GB solid-state drive
    1366 x 768 Touchscreen

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