openSUSE 11.2 - James Bond's choice

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Nov 20, 2009.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    openSUSE time!

    Enjoy a long, enthusiastic review of openSUSE 11.2 running KDE desktop, covering many topics and features, like live CD experience, installation, post-install tips and tricks, Wireless, Bluetooth, applications, KDE4 & looks, proxy support, Samba sharing, printing, multimedia support - Flash, MP3, Windows video, performance, stability, laptop modes - suspend & hibernate, YaST, package management, extra repositories, one-click installs, virtualization, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/opensuse-11sp2.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. wilbertnl

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    Thank you so much for this review, Mrk.

    OpenSUSE and Mandriva both offer network management in their YaST/System Control Center, with the advantage of being able to connect when Xorg isn't running. *ubuntu used to rely on /etc/network/interfaces, but since 9.4 that seems to result in conflicts with the desktop network managers.

    On one laptop I find Kubuntu's network driver ath9k less reliable than OpenSUSE/Mandriva/Fedora.
    On my desktops Mandriva installs the madwifi driver as opposed to ath5k, which results in a noticeable improvement.
    And then we have the issue of font rendering quality... Each distro has their pro's and cons...
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Thanks for the great review Mrk. I think I am going to add this one to my list of things to install this weekend.. :)
     
  4. Judge Dee

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    Well, I will admit that I have yet to play with my SUSE partition, sticking with Ubuntu. But that's now going to change. Thanks for the review.
    BTW, Mrk, your reviews and tutorials make reading stuff a pleasure.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Thanks all guys ... Writing is great fun, by the way :)
    Mrk
     
  6. wilbertnl

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    Networking out of the box tests, same system, same test target:

    OpenSUSE 11.2/KDE:

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    Mandriva 2010.0 Free/KDE:

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  7. Kerodo

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    Seems ok here. Perhaps a bit slower than usual, but that could just be time of day. Nothing dramatic...

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 14957 kbps (1869.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 972 kbps (121.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
     
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