Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OpenSUSE 11.1 RC and KDE 4.1

Filed under
SUSE

The release Thursday of OpenSUSE 11.1 RC 'incited' me to download the KDE-based Open CD version and give it a spin. I've been tracking KDE 4.1 across three distributions (Mandriva 2009, Fedora 10, and OpenSUSE). I tried Kubuntu 8.10 and immediately rebooted my system and threw the CD in the trash. Kubuntu in any version is one of the worst ways to experience KDE (version 3 or version 4).

Although I don't have any images of the boot process (and I never had) I can say that booting into OpenSUSE 11.1 is a smooth and polished experience. This is in stark contrast to booting into a current release of Ubuntu, in which the language selection menu is clumsily splashed across the screen. The Ubuntu first boot experience is crude and amateurish, while OpenSUSE (and Mandriva and Fedora and ... ) are far more polished and professional. The only first boot experience worse than Ubuntu is OpenSolaris and its several text menus.

As usual one of the first tasks I perform after booting to the desktop is to fire up an instance of Firefox and the shell. I also play around a bit with the desktop eye candy just to see if will work; for that simple test I bring up the Add Widgets dialog and add the Analog Clock. What you see below is the OpenSUSE KDE 4.1 default desktop with Firefox 3, Konsole, and the Analog Clock.

Rest Here




More in Tux Machines

System76 Is Giving Away a Lemur Laptop Preloaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

System76, a US-based hardware company known for building powerful computers with the popular Ubuntu Linux preloaded, has announced earlier that they are giving away one of their superb Lemur laptops during the Denver Mini Maker Faire event. Read more

You Can Finally Buy Official Ubuntu Stickers for Your Laptop & Desktop Computers

After a long wait, the Unixstickers.com website is proud to announce today, May 24, 2016, that they can finally offer stickers with the Ubuntu logo, thanks to a partnership with Canonical. Read more

Solus OS

For the seasoned users among you, chances are you may have previously heard about the development of the Solus operating system – for both good and bad reasons. For those less aware of the behind-the-scenes antics, you might want to check out our full interview with its founder, Ikey Doherty, back in LU&D 162. Following on from a successful launch, the project looks to offer a stable, and alternative, take on the more common GNOME-based distributions. Without doubt, Solus’ most distinguishing feature is its unique graphical interface: Budgie. The Budgie desktop has been written from the ground up, enabling easy integration into other distros and is essentially an open source project in its own right. Read more

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Enters Development, First Alpha Build Brings New Goodies

openSUSE developer Ludwig Nussel has proudly announced today, May 24, 2016, that a first Alpha build of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 computer operating system is now ready for public testing. Read more