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openSUSE 11.2 on the test bench

Nov 14, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Müller)

"DVD images for 32 and 64 bit systems are available for installation. Alternatively, two installable Live CDs (with either KDE or GNOME desktops) are also available. The Live CD image can also be used to run and install from a USB flash drive – especially useful for netbooks with no inbuilt optical drive. A network installation image is also available. This loads the installation system and all packages from the online repository.


"There is a chic, new, dark-green/grey installer which guides newcomers to Linux through the installation process. After setting the language, keyboard layout and time zone, the user is asked to select a desktop environment.

" openSUSE defaults to offering KDE 4 as the desktop environment. Following heated debate in the wake of a feature request, KDE is now once again selected by default – according to a survey, it is the most popular desktop among openSUSE users."

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