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Author Topic: openSUSE Linux 11.2 user interface is something to try  (Read 1263 times)


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openSUSE Linux 11.2 user interface is something to try
« on: October 05, 2009, 04:30:38 PM »
Jason Perlow shows off the latest build leading up to the release of openSUSE 11.2 in November, among them the graphical environment. Might be something to try over the holidays with a LiveCD that doesn't make any changes to your system.

<a href="http://vimeo.com/6888216">Tech Broiler openSUSE 11.2 M8 Video Tour</a>

As with any openSUSE release 11.2 will be jam-packed with all of the latest Open Source software, including the superior Go-Oo.org build of OpenOffice.org. But clearly I think this is the first distribution that will really make the desktop Linux naysayers, especially the Mac crowd, go “Wow!”

That “Wow” factor is KDE 4.3. KDE 4.x is a radical departure from the 3.5.x series, which has always been considered more Windows XP-like in its general UI model, although it has featured a great deal of object-oriented technology that Windows didn’t have and still lacks. While GNOME 2.x is stable and certainly very usable, it never had the sex appeal of something like OS X or even Windows 7, and from a raw technology standpoint does not have the object-oriented features of modern UI’s such as Mac OS X or KDE.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2009, 04:34:50 PM by zridling »


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Re: openSUSE Linux 11.2 user interface is something to try
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 07:54:55 PM »
that was a pretty interesting video, i have been out of the Linux seen for awhile now so it's nice to see things have been moving forward in a cool looking direction. Thanks for sharing.
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