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First Look: openSUSE 11 with KDE4

Jun 19, 2008, 19:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Lynch)

"I was offered the chance to have an initial look at Novell's latest Linux offering openSUSE 11. It's a distribution I've tried in previous versions but often had trouble settling on. It seems very popular on enterprise desktops along with Red Hat. I got a copy of the KDE4 LiveCD and gave it a spin.

"I fired up the KDE live CD to be greeted with a KDE4 desktop; the full openSUSE DVD comes with GNOME, KDE3.5 and XFCE installation options so there's plenty of choice. I used the install desktop icon and during the disk set-up stage it detected my disk's partition layout and actually offered to perform the operation I would normally choose manually: wiping and installing the 12-Gb root but preserving and mounting the larger /home partition..."

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