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OpenSUSE 12.2 Is Out 96

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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  • by houghi ( 78078 ) on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @02:11PM (#41237369)

    There never WAS an official XFCE ISO. There are several way to get XFCE without installing the rest
    1) Download the DVD and do the installation. During installation you select Other instead of KDE/GNOME and select XFCE or LXDE there
    2) Do a network install and select XFCE or LXDE just like above
    2a) http://www.houghi.org/ssh/install.php [houghi.org] and then do the same as above. Basically this is a network install without the iso.
    3) Wait for http://susestudio.com/ [susestudio.com] to have 12.2 available and make your own image.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @02:25PM (#41237539)

    Yes, KNetworkManager has connected to wireless networks without root privileges since forever.

    GUI - "some kind of sense" is subjective and vague. Here's a current screenshot from YaST 2.21.24 in openSUSE 12.1: http://i.imgur.com/06QLC.png [imgur.com] Point out what you don't like or what you think needs to be improved.

  • Re:KDE 3 Support? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @02:49PM (#41237791)

    Yes! It ships KDE 3.5.10 with improvements to make it work with upower and udisks.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @03:42PM (#41238399)

    I think you misunderstand what Yast is these days. It's for the quickening of the tasks you might want to do as a sysadmin. Need to enable X forwarding for SSH? You can dig up the location of the config file, find the appropriate line, and type in the appropriate word to enable it (yes, enable, y, or on?) or you can go to Yast, hit SSH, check X forwarding and be done with it.
    Need to run VNC like an X session? Yast can do it in about 3 seconds. The GUI makes more sense than googling around, editing a config file, cutting/pasting something you found on a forum, and crossing your fingers.
    TV card not automatically detected? Easy with yast, no sudo modprobing blues.

    But that's not the reason to use openSUSE. The reason to use openSUSE is you can go to http://www.susestudio.com and spin your own distro in about 10 minutes running every piece of software you want and no software you don't.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @04:07PM (#41238771)

    Press esc.
    Now get out of the way of progress

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @04:12PM (#41238843)

    I installed the Release Candidate for 12.2 about 3 weeks ago on a new machine. Been really smooth so far. KDE with sandybridge graphics is a really good, glitch free desktop. One amusing issue its the notification applet producing a popup to announce that konsole has rung the bell.

    Last Friday I got caught out though. I had created an LVM snapshot of the root file system and it seems the dm_snapshot module has been omitted from initramfs. The kernel won't mount a volume from which a snapshot is derived (because the kernel is obligated to COW segments to maintain the snapshot) without that module so the system was unbootable.

    Took a bit to figure that one out. Boot the live CD, delete the snapshot and all was well.

    I'd give it a month or two if you're not ready to cope with stuff like that. Otherwise I agree with the characterization from the story; 12.2 looks like a good release.

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