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OpenSUSE 13.1 Released and Reviewed 113

sfcrazy writes "The openSUSE team just announced the release of openSUSE 13.1. There are some core points which set openSUSE apart from the popular Ubuntu distro. While Ubuntu has become a more or less Canonical-owned project, openSUSE is becoming more and more community-driven. Looking at the recent controversies around Ubuntu and their move toward mobile platforms, openSUSE seems to be a great option for desktop users."
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OpenSUSE 13.1 Released and Reviewed

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 20, 2013 @12:01AM (#45469851)

    let us know how you fare

  • Re:Why switch? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 20, 2013 @12:30AM (#45469969)

    Not exactly answering "how much", but apparently there is about 6000 packages on the DVD iso, and there are countless more on OBS which makes it harder to quantify. Trivial, and not so trivial, software not found in the default repos are easily added through the 1-click mechanism (Yast is exemplary with telling you which repos are added in this process so you know which ones to remove later on - in fact during the installation you can choose *not* to subscribe to a repo incase you don't want any further updates).

    Documentation can be found at
    Old docs at
    zypper and apt are pretty similiar so migrating from one to the other is not a large hurdle.

  • by LDAPMAN ( 930041 ) on Wednesday November 20, 2013 @01:16AM (#45470117)

    There is more to support than being stable. With SLES/SLED and RHES there is a level of engineering support you just can't get with the others. They actually pay people to help you get your app running right and they answer the phone when something breaks.

Beware of Programmers who carry screwdrivers. -- Leonard Brandwein