openSUSE 12.1 Review

openSUSE 12.1 Review

We review openSUSE 12.1, find out how hard this release spanks every distribution out there, and the ways openSUSE 12.1 sets the bar for every future release!

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openSUSE 12.1 Review:

  • Noteworthy is the fact that openSUSE is the first major Linux distribution to ship color management tools for both the GNOME and KDE desktops!
  • On the client side, openSUSE 12.1 introduces Chromium 16 (Such a refreshing contrast from Fedora!)
  • WebYaST remote system management tool offers a much improved web interface to administer openSUSE systems remotely with new modules and better performance.
  • Snapper rolls back changes Screenshot
  • openSUSE 12.1 is the first Linux distribution taking advantage of the snapshot functionality in the upcoming Linux file system btrfs. These snapshots of the file system are using copy-on-write, making them very space efficient. openSUSE 12.1 debuts Snapper which allows the user to interface with this technology.

Video: http://youtu.be/9H7e6BcI5Fo?t=6m49s

  • XFCE 4.8 Desktop

  • KDE 3 is avaiable. WOW.

  • Tumbleweed, the unique rolling release repository for openSUSE, can be considered “complete” at the time of this release. Covering almost all of the openSUSE 12.1 packages,

  • Tumbleweed offers newer versions as soon as they are deemed stable.

  • How to install ATI Driver

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