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OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 Released ( 31

MasterPatricko writes: In what they're calling the first "hybrid" distribution release, the openSUSE project have announced the availability of openSUSE Leap 42.1. Built on a core of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 packages but including an up-to-date userspace (KDE Plasma 5.4.2, GNOME 3.16, and many other DEs), Leap aims to provide a stable middle ground between enterprise releases which are quickly out of date, and the sometimes unstable community distros. DVD/USB or Network Install ISOs are available for download now. For those who do prefer the bleeding edge, the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution is also available.
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OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 Released

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 05, 2015 @05:45AM (#50869375)

    Note to slashdotters: they usually push these ISOs a week or more ahead of intended release date. I have a Lenovo Y50-70.

    I installed it to replace my Fedora 21 - the insallation froze up on me twice during the EFI bootloader install. I was able to use the upgrade option to come back to where it left - and it picked up. Doing this the third time, it worked.

    I am using KDE, and I like the fact that most packages just work - no real annoying issues. I found it a little hard to find some software - but once I hit I was able to add the new repositories and install some third party packages, and all went well.

    The only thing I bemoan is that bumblebee installation and nVIDIA installations are painful - and that I did not use btrfs for my / partition. But this not an OpenSUSE issue. It is much, much bigger than that.

    • I just installed this on my desktop and was looking to try it on my Y410p. I have been worried about Optimus and was hoping it would be the easy setup I've seen in a few other distros now, just install the Nvidia drivers and switch when needed.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Suse is fantastic, yet it gets so little love. If Ubuntu are the crazy liberals and Fedora the ultra-conservative then suse is the lone independent. Such a solid distro. Zypper and is so much nicer than Yum or Apt. Yast is great for those days when you really don't feel like messing up your /etc/passwd or whatnot. With suse you can often manually edit configs when you want, unlike Fedora and all the sysconfig crap. Suse doesn't force a DE on you. It supports nicely kde, gnome, and more. I really don't get w

  • A big reason I don't use OpenSUSE is its seemingly trivial limitation that usernames have to be at least 2 characters. I like to use "u" as the main user, "g" for guest, and "p" for porn. Why did SUSE ban single character usernames? I see no good reason for that limitation. It sure doesn't enhance security! If the SUSE developers are going to dictate a trivial matter like that, what else do they force on users?

    It becomes rather less trivial and more annoying if you have installed some other distro, a

    • A big reason I don't use OpenSUSE is its seemingly trivial limitation that usernames have to be at least 2 characters.

      Guessing a two-character username is much harder than guessing a one-character username.

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Single-character usernames seem to work just fine in OpenSUSE 13.2

      OpenSUSE-13.2:~ # useradd -m u

      OpenSUSE-13.2:~ # getent passwd u

      OpenSUSE-13.2:~ # ls -ld /home/u
      drwxr-xr-x 1 u users 210 Nov 5 12:35 /home/u

      I recommend removing the "p" user, though. That stuff is poison to your mind/heart/soul.

Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982