Nov 032008

A few days before we saw the Beta 3 release for openSUSE 11.1 and here we go, Beta 4 is out, although a bit delayed from the original scheduled date. openSUSE 11.1 is now taking some shape and seems to be getting good if not better with every release. openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 is available as Live CDs for KDE4 and GNOME desktops. The DVD is available for download only via Bit Torrent.

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Aug 012008

If you have installed openSUSE with the default selections of choosing one of the available (say KDE4) then only the selected Desktop environment is installed. However, should you later choose to install and use another desktop Environment say (GNOME) then this can easily be installed and as always just a few clicks away.

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May 142008

openSUSE 11.0 is a major change from openSUSE 10.3. Lot of improvements and changes have goine in from the initial Alpha release until now. Some of the highlighting features in openSUSE 11.0 includes

Linux Kernel 2.6.25 is default kernel

KDE 4.0.3 takes the centre stage from KDE 3.x as the default KDE Desktop Environment

For Gnome Desktop environment, GNOME 2.22.1 is the default

Changes to Installation workflow and themed installation is used. DVD installation uses images to speed up installation

RPM payload switch to lzma (results in smaller rpm packages)
libzypp uses a new much faster solver

German language support on CD media

Sax2 and YaST Qt frontend are ported to Qt4

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