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This time we will not publish an analysis of openSUSE 12.1, as we do with your last version or other before that. The reasons are lack of time to write something on conditions, but also lack of need for it, among others. Is why this “microanalysis” focuses on the KDE edition of the distribution, I’ve been using since the day of its launch and testing much earlier.
lack of need to publish a full analysis of openSUSE 12.1 is given because really is not necessary to repeat the usual : installation, desks, tools, performance, stability, etc.. For many internal changes to this openSUSE 12.1, for the user experience is virtually identical to that offered openSUSE 11.4, so the general feeling is that everything works just as well, maybe a little better . Broadly speaking, to update the software version numbers included, the above analysis it would in this case (for example, comes into play systemd, but the difference is not noticed anything at all).
However, openSUSE 12.1 presents an important development with the landing of one-I know-manicured 3/Shell GNOME that the lack of time has left me just try, if only to inform. Apologies to users of this desktop environment. To others, everything is as usual (or good).
Thus, the lack of time leaves me unable to write anything about GNOME 3/Shell the necessary pound me repeat once again what’s new in openSUSE 12.1 (do not miss this article if you have not read it) , many of which have not been proven, so I stick to my particular use of the machine (nothing unusual, quite common). But if all is said, do not you come? A decision to , of course, plus some advice from a more personal perspective than does a ANALYSIS to use.
starting point, openSUSE 12.1 is already installed on my two main computers , so that the system has not had a day of truce since its launch, when I installed it on my desktop ( Dual Core, 4 GB of RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5830), or a week ago when I got to the new version on the laptop (HP Pavilion dm3-1090-is, 4 GB of RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA GeForce G 105M).
installation in the desktop computer via DVD took me about 20 minutes, the laptop’s USB created from a Live CD did not reach the quarter-hour the whole process. In both cases everything went perfectly , and since then I have had no impact or minimal even to complain. The performance is excellent, stability as well. Only once I’ve cracked Nepomuk, by an error and fixed in KDE 4.7.3 (openSUSE 12.1 comes with KDE 4.7.2). And no problem with the notebook performance with Linux 3.1, the battery will as always (although I have not installed Windows 7 the difference was minimal at the time).
At this point I have to say, but not any good, if by now I trust to openSUSE, in addition to more specific reasons is because it is the best distribution time as to date and stable software , with significant difference (I have yet another computer running openSUSE 11.4 GNOME and will film). In fact, my machines have gone this year, and still are in some cases, Ubuntu 11.10 (eye, the whole family), Mandriva 2011, Mageia, Chakra, Linux Mint and many more, and none reach the level of quality openSUSE offers. Of course, left out of the equation to Debian 6, which gave the best GNU / Linux this 2011 a production environment, and Fedora, simply because I can not cover both RHEL and family and to me I have banned (for now).
I know what I may not like to drop around the world, because it seems that here each defending “their” distribution, but honestly not the case. At the moment I fail or lose openSUSE level compared to other alternatives, takes less time to make the leap that in writing this article. Either way, there are many tests, some very weak, it must be said, already published that give me reason, but there are also saying the opposite. I will recommend the Linux Action Show program, because it’s the best review that you have given to openSUSE 12.1 (half from the video).
Of course, not everything is beautiful in this new version of the distribution, beginning with his graphic art, ugly (and I repeat most in this regard), as well as other small details that make the worst of openSUSE 12.1 :
True, Apper, KPackageKit replacement, is much better than its predecessor, but YaST have plenty . It’s faster, but more limited, and I could solve a conflict of dependencies. Unforgivable. In my opinion, would have to make do the applet and YaST integration with desktop tools PackageKit and get rid of as soon as possible and for all.
not yet available Community ATI repository, which is also unforgivable, but does not affect me because for several versions use the free radeonhd driver , whose performance is significantly better on all health of the card (to play powerful titles may not be the best option, but it is not my case).
Although it may seem silly, Choqok where the hell is 1.2? I want it!
its best to date , and one of the best releases of the year in which distributions GNU / Linux is concerned, the best if we talk about KDE .