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OpenSUSE 12.2 Is Out 96

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First time accepted submitter jospoortvliet writes with news of a new openSUSE release. From the release announcement: "Two months of extra stabilization work have resulted into a stellar release, chock-full of goodies, yet stable as you all like it. The latest release of the world's most powerful and flexible Linux Distribution brings you speed-ups across the board with a faster storage layer in Linux 3.4 and accelerated functions in glibc and Qt, giving a more fluid and responsive desktop. The infrastructure below openSUSE has evolved, bringing in newly matured technologies like GRUB2 and Plymouth and the first steps in the direction of a revised and simplified UNIX file system hierarchy. Users will also notice the added polish to existing features bringing an improved user experience all over. The novel Btrfs file system comes with improved error handling and recovery tools. KDE has improved its stability, GNOME 3.4, developing rapidly, brings smooth scrolling to all applications and features a reworked System Settings and Contacts manager while XFCE has an enhanced application finder. Download openSUSE 12.2 from any of our mirrors."
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OpenSUSE 12.2 Is Out

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  • Anecdotal works-well (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Beleglin (88115) on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @02:14PM (#41237405)

    It seems that it was worth it to delay the release with few weeks. This 12.2 release works really well on brand new Ultrabook (in this case Samsung Series 5). Recent hardware including Intel HD 4000, and new chipset - I guess it is thanks to Intel's open source drivers (and of course hard work of packagers) that experience is this good.

    Maybe Year of Desktop Linux is near?

  • I Guess I'll Have To (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @06:14PM (#41240337)

    I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and perform this gut wrenching upgrade. I'm presently running 11.3 and they've dropped support for a while now. I just hate the upgrade process.

    1. Oh, you should really install from scratch. We wouldn't want anything bad to happen to your upgrade.(and it will)
    2. Everything you spent days getting to work last time will be broken again. Audio, video, fonts, Plymouth(what the fuck for?)...
    3. You'll love the way that KDE and Gnome have changed absolutely everything so the default apps are all new(read broken and incomplete and the old apps are incompatible).

    I swear to God I'm seriously thinking of going to Windows for the first time since 1998. But, that pile of crap is about to do the exact same shit with the release of Windows 8. Perhaps it's time to buy a Mac. Oh for God's sake! Has it really come to this?

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