OpenSUSE 11.2 Installed

By the time you read this, openSUSE 11.2 should be released and available to everyone. Yesterday, I found a server in Spain that had already populated its libraries and downloaded the 64-bit KDE Live Cd and installed it on my backup PC,

SUSE’s implementation of KDE 4.3 it much better than the KUBUNTU version I downloaded. In fact the entire distribution has made tremendous improvements since I was last running KDE as my primary environment.

It never ceases to amaze me how fast the Linux community is improving its desktop software. It is easy to understand why Microsoft is considering entering the open source market with its own version of Linux. If you can’t beat them – join them.

When KDE 4.0 came out in January of 2008, it was fairly buggy and unstable. To see KDE 4.3, only 11 months later, and the strides that have been made are amazing. The Plasma interface has a lot of similarity to Vista and Windows 7.

I am going to play with it a while on my backup PC and I am considering removing the trial version of Windows 7 on my primary PC and dual booting Vista and openSUSE 11.2.

I always need a new challenge and playing with different operating systems is fun for me. Linux still may not be right for all users. However for People that want word-processing and Internet support it will more than handle your needs.

The display above will indicate when 11.2 has been released. You might like to download the Live CD and give it a whirl just to see what a good Linux system looks like. It won’t run as fast off the CD, but you won’t have to install it to try it.

I am currently downloading the 64-bit KDE DVD, 32-bit KDE DVD and both the 32-bit and 64-bit Gnome Live CDs. If you want to try openSUSE 11.2 and don’t want to download it or can’t download it, I will make you a copy if you provide me with a blank CD or DVD.

I can make 64-bit Live KDE CDs now. For all other versions, you will have to wait for the torrents to complete, and since this is the first day it is available it will probably take me a couple of days to have the ISO ready to burn.

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