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    Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    So for fun I installed OpenSuse 12.3 on some spare hard disk space. I really like the way KDE looks "out of the box". The package manager's a bit of a challenge, but not too different from APT.

    Overall seems like a nice OS.

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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    I really like it. The default KDE is pretty tasteful.

    For updating via the terminal, zypper is really not that much different.
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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    Agreed. Always want to give Openssue a good look.

    but YAST for package management is drives me nuts.....

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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    KDE is really the best option IMO
    I already been using it over a week
    And done several installs of Gnome and XFCE too. But I still prefer KDE
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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    If anyone hits the know network bug, this might help
    https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...nt-sticky.html

    Another tip in KDE I find is don't install fetchmsfonts
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    I use droid fonts and full hinting
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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    For updating via the terminal, zypper is really not that much different.
    Thanks, I will check that out. I prefer to do package management via terminal, if only because it's fast and efficient.

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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    If anyone hits the know network bug, this might help
    https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...nt-sticky.html
    Yeah, I was surprised when my wired connection wasn't automatically picked up, but some futzing around in network manager fixed it.

    Thanks for the tips.

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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    Been trying out this release for the last few hours. Very much enjoying it so far. Had a couple of problems in the beginning. Got the aforementioned wireless problem that was easily fixed thanks to posts on their forum. Also had a problem with the touchpad synaptics module missing from the KDE System Settings. Didn't want to be stuck with tap to click, but luckily a zypper install synaptiks fixed that and the module now appears in System Settings. Thank God. I hate tap to click! Bit disappointed that these issues are in a final release, but I'll forgive it if the rest is solid. Which based on my probing so far it seems to be. On a pure cosmetic level I'm loving the new themes and effects, really swish and uniquely openSUSE. No problems with fonts here, but did have to tweak the settings a little bit. I was very pleased to find it mounted my Nexus 7 easily, which I was never able to do with past Ubuntu's (probably kernel related though).

    But openSUSE seems to have all the software we need. If it isn't in the repo, it's in the OBS. I'm decided. It's going on the laptop over the weekend, and my desktop later on. Very nice release, but I'd like to see them polish the rougher edges for the final next time. But I won't complain.
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    Re: Playing with OpenSuse 12.3

    Tempted to give it a whirl. But happy with my Mint 14 KDE backported to KDE 4.10.1 and running great.
    And no need for learning new package management? As standard synaptic & Ubuntu back-end.

    So Is it Worth the effort for me to download and give it a whirl? Something given over my present KDE setup?
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