openSUSE 12.3 release

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  1. mack_guy911

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    I got ticked off because the Voice/Video Settings plugin is missing in Pidgin and I don' t know where to find it.

    Which means that Google Video Chat is not working for me.
     
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    tnx for the heads up m8! :thumb:

    i'm looking for a rolling release that's easy to use.
    i tried Debian but i did not go anywhere with that. ;)

    might as well give this one a try while i'm at it. ;)
     
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    You'll have to add the Tumbleweed repositories to convert OpenSuse into a rolling release. :thumb:
     
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    sorry did you try non-free pacman ....etc extra repos and see
     
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    It works in 12.2 out of the box, but not so in 12.3.
     
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    i just installed this.

    the installer is very nice and comprehensive.
    i installed the XFCE version.

    but when i was dropped to the desktop i was confronted with my first 'initiation'; no internet connection.

    i rebooted into something that worked and found some articles on the net.
    i just had to set up my network to activate on boot and changed from a static to dynamic addresses.
    that did the trick!

    anyway, so far so good, i like Yast and the whole thing is fast and look professional.

    the possibility of using a rolling release is just too good to pass up imo;
    at my age, when months feel like weeks, re-installing a new OS every 6 months is no fun. ;)
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    one interesting thing that happen during install is that OpenSuse offers to create a different partition for the Home folder.
    i never saw that before when installing distros.
    i let it do as it pleased, thinking this might be suitable with the rolling release that OpenSuse is/can be.
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    also, OpenSuse has been close to the top of the chart at Distrowatch for quite some times.
    so it is a major distro that has a very good user base and a good future i think.
     
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    It has a good past too. It's been in use by large organizations in Europe for 10 years or more. SUSE is the acronym for Software Und, the last two words I don't remember.

    I would expect the last "E" to be pronounced as in words like Porsche.
     
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    i think OpenSuse is a very good step up for Linux noobs like myself that have been playing with Mint or Ubuntu for a year and are ready for something more.
    it seems relatively easy to use and not too bleeding edge.

    i think Yast by itself is worth the price of admission.
    not to mention the possibility of transforming Suse into a rolling release with Tumbleweed.
    hopefully, that works without breaking too much.

    i intend to re-install and start afresh with Tumbleweed.
    the support and documentations are top notch.

    you can even install apps with 1 click with the software.opensuse.org site. :thumb:
     
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    Granted I use an older PC, but I tried the Gnome, Live version, and couldn't get a Login at all.
    I did a reset, then tried the same thing, this time hitting F4 to change the core to "Safe", but same thing again.
     
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    so finally did it work after installing extra form repos also you can install

    google talk directly on opensuse i guess i didnt try it but it should work :)

    https://www.google.com/chat/video/download.html

    open suse is long history just like Redhat which support fedora same Novell support opensuse for free use best thing about open suse is Yast and Professionalism you can find gui tool for everything almost including apparmor the only thing suse lacks is its repos some what confusing to new users but if you use it for few years and kde fan you going to like it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUSE_Linux_distributions
     
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    moving on...

    i am taking this new OpenSuse experience slow and taking disk images here and there throughout the process just in case.

    anyway, i turned Suse into a rolling release this morning by switching to the Tumbleweed repos.

    another surprise is that you can't listen to mp3 music files 'out of the box' because Suse does not support non-free software.

    it was only a matter of enabling the Packman Tumbleweed repo, search for mp3 and install the LAME encoder.
    Rhtymnbox would still not play them, probably because it does not support Gstreamer.
    so i installed Audacious, my favorite music player for both Windows and Linux, and everything went fine. :thumb:

    anyway, i'm quite enjoying this so far! :)
     
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    Yes, Mack, that is correct and it does work, but my experience is that in Google Chrome on any Linux, it's not as responsive as on Windows.
    Especially when initiating a video chat.
    There is also Chat for Google.

    I have tried it all, I'm just happy that I don't have to rely on Windows anymore for video chats with my family overseas.

    Pidgin seems to give me the best video chat experience between different platforms.
     
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    glad man it help i dont have web cam to check and mic also broken :D
     
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    just testing the KDE version at the moment.
    i previously tried the XFCE version.

    it seems a little snappier than all the other version of KDE i have tried so far.

    i don't know if this is due to being KDE 4.10 or if the openSUSE tweaked it.

    in any case, it looks beautiful. :thumb:
     
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    Yeah, openSUSE always does a great KDE... Really nice.
     
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    It is not yet officially stable, but that can be considered an arbitrary label (one persons idea of stable is another persons beta).


    The disk format of btrfs is not finalised yet.
    They don't perceive any changes unless critical bugs and it is not feature complete yet (but these should not alter the on-disk format).

    IMHO its not stable enough for line-of-business or mission critical use, where down time will be costly, but should be fine for other usage - probably no worse than early "stable" versions of ext4 (as an example).

    What is more important is how stable are the btrfs tools, we know btrfs is far more resilient, but how good are the dump, recovery and repair tools, as far as I can tell these are far less tested and why I would not recommend btrfs for critical/important usages.

    Of course we should have current backups :) so issues about being able to repair/recover btrfs are minimised.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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