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openSuSE 11.1: KDE still kills it.

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SuSE and I have a long and generally pleasant history. I was one of those guys who would actually go to my local electronics store and purchase the new boxed version every six months or so.

At least, that was the story with SuSE up until version 10.3. At that point, things started to go decidedly downhill, and it hasn't been until relatively recently that I'm beginning to feel comfortable again.

Unfortunately, this release didn't help my already shaky resolve with openSuSE. Read on to see why.

Post install I played around on the desktop a bit and found a few small visual improvements. The add/remove/lock widgets icon that used to be in the top right corner of the screen is now on the far right of the bottom toolbar, for instance.

Unfortunately, the icons in the taskbar still don't scale properly and leave artifacts when the animations of surrounding icons change.

Sound did not work out of the box. I was given an error message that I don't remember exactly. The basic idea of it was "Tried it, failed, reverting to default."

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