OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux distribution for KDE lovers
Jul 16, 2010, 10:36 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"I've been using SUSE Linux since its start in 1994 and then, as
now, I like this strong desktop Linux distribution. Of course,
openSUSE 11.3, the latest version, doesn't look a lot like that
vintage Slackware variant, but one thing has remained the same.
Today's OpenSUSE is a Linux for users, not developers or Linux
"In particular, openSUSE 11.3 is the distribution for people who
like the KDE 4.x desktop. While openSUSE offers baked-in support
for more other desktop interfaces than most Linux distributions,
such as GNOME 2.30.1 with a preview of GNOME 3.0 and the
lightweight XFCE 4.6.2, it's really the showcase for the latest in
the KDE 4.4.4. While I'm still fond of the older KDE 3.5.x desktop
interface, many users are fond of KDE 4.4 and, if you're one of
those people, openSUSE 11.3 is the Linux distribution for you.
"I found this out by testing out the gold master of openSUSE
11.3 on two different PCs. The first was my faithful old Lenovo
ThinkPad R61. This is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
processor T7500 and has 2GBs of RAM."