OpenSUSE 11.4: SUSE Linux Revitalized
Mar 11, 2011, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It may not be as cool as Ubuntu or as cutting-edge as
Fedora, but I've always had a soft spot for openSUSE Linux. Like
MEPIS, another old favorite of mine, openSUSE just works and works
well. The last couple of versions didn't really get me excited
though. They seemed more incremental than real advances. Now,
though, now, I'm excited by the brand new openSUSE 11.4 release.
"Why? Well, a bunch of things really. First, 11.4 uses the
2.6.37 Linux kernel. This kernel does a much better job of scaling
virtual memory. That doesn't matter much to me on my desktop, but
it has mattered a lot from time to time over the years on my