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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 technicians.

"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."

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