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OpenSUSE 12.1 Released 174

MasterPatricko writes "The openSUSE project is proud to present the release of openSUSE 12.1! This release represents more than eight months of work by our international community and brings you the best Free Software has to offer. Improvements include the latest GNOME 3.2 desktop as well as the newest from KDE, XFCE and LXDE; your ownCloud made easy with mirall; Snapper-shots of your file system on btrfs; and much, much more. Other notable changes include moving from sysvinit to systemd, improving the boot process, and being built on GCC 4.6.2 including link-time optimization. More packages than ever are available from the openSUSE instance of the Open Build Service, and soon you'll be able to create customized respins on SUSE Studio."
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OpenSUSE 12.1 Released

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  • by Billly Gates ( 198444 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @02:40PM (#38076120) Journal

    Suse once had great font rendering on LCD screens due to their version of XOrg implementing proper font rendering and hinting.

    Cleartype fonts semi existence thanks to the MS deal. They are crippled intentionally and butt ugly on purpose because MS wants you to use Windows instead. I refuse to use SuSE and yes the deal harmed Suse and crippled their own product.

  • by roman_mir ( 125474 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @02:44PM (#38076182) Homepage Journal

    yes, and it is just one reason. But it is deeper than that. It's about Novell working with MS in principle. I am sure many don't see it that way and they will point fingers here and say: you are biased, a zealot, blah blah.

    Well, it's perception, and that is near as important as reality (and in this case it is even more important.)

    Once a company is tainted by working with the likes of Microsoft or say Oracle, that's it. Sure, at work many people have to use products from these companies, but that's not what I am talking about.

    The question of-course is: IS perception really that important (never mind the actual problems with the deal itself)? Is it important and how important, in terms of how many people refuse to deal with Novell for this reason alone.

  • by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @03:40PM (#38076892) Homepage Journal

    Hmmm, I never did like Gnome. This makes me like it even less. IMO the best thing about Linux is unlike Windows, it works the way YOU want it to work. With MS (and from what you say, now GNOME) it's their way or the highway. Nope, it's MY computer, not some gnome's box.

  • by PReDiToR ( 687141 ) on Thursday November 17, 2011 @03:50AM (#38083060) Homepage Journal
    As trolls go, it was a great one.

    Even with the parts about hardware not working, ACPI fans/power management going mad, Flash (diediedie) being good, Exchange integration and almost hitting the "WTF is compile???" (but skirting around it nicely), he still managed to get a +5.

    Would that all trolls were as good at eliciting a careful considered and well thought out reply that deals successfully with these issues, that someone might read and find useful.

    Kudos to JCholewa for giving such a large FU to all the FUD in the post.

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