openSUSE 11.2 on the test bench

“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


“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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