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Topic # 16389 7-Oct-2007 17:28
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This has grabbed my attention from their beta releases and it really wins the race in Linux Desktops along with Ubuntu. I installed it on the day it got released and am enjoying it already. I don't know how far Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon is going to be, but openSUSE 10.3 is really great and treat to eyes !

Currently I dual boot with Vista Ultimate and I think I have got the Linux Distribution for me (Innocent)

I will post my screenshots soon WinkCool





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  Reply # 89994 7-Oct-2007 19:51
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Screenshots here Cool




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  Reply # 91123 15-Oct-2007 16:31
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When you say you dual boot with vista do you have to install Linux first and then vista or can vista be on the hard drive already and Linux makes its own partition on the hard drive?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 91230 16-Oct-2007 12:50
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I always install Windows first when I want Linux in my system and I prefer to have Grub as my boot loader than any other bootloader. There are also some third party (free) boot loaders available which would allow you to boot into Windows and Linux like easyBCD

And for SUSE, as I really like their installer, what I do is, delete some space using Windows Disk Management tool and then during SUSE install, I will instruct SUSE to use the free space.

SUSE installer would detect that there is already a windows partition and windows installed and put the appropriate entries in grub and also would make your system ready to automount those windows partitions.

Have a look here




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  Reply # 92293 24-Oct-2007 20:26
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chakkaradeep: I don't know how far Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon is going to be, but openSUSE 10.3 is really great and treat to eyes


I have recently upgraded my Ubuntu 7.04 to Gutsy 7.10. For me at least, I was happy that the rt73 driver now runs out of the box, as I have a dwl - g122 usb adapter on a desktop connecting to my router. In 7.04, this had to be configured, and reconfigured with every kernel update.

However, have to admit that I have run into problems. In brief :

1. Disabling ipv6 in Firefox only, through about:config

2. I can login to irc.freenode.com only after right I ping it from System Tools. If I don't ping the exact address I am trying to connect to, I get a time out.

3. The same with system upgrades. If I ping the archive that I am trying to connect to, I get a connection immediately after the ping, and can subsequently keep my system upto date. If I don't ping the archives, I get a timeout.

4. I just cannot establish a connection with Pidgin to my msn account.

5. gFTP also only connects after I ping ftp.mysite.com. If I don't, I get a timeout

6. Though I seem to be able to ssh into a server alright.

Hopefully, should be able to sort these out in the short term.

Have never played around with openSUSE. Maybe will do sometime.

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  Reply # 92297 24-Oct-2007 20:49
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To be honest, I didnt find Gutsy Gibbon as good as Feisty when it was released Smile

Upgrading Ubuntu versions hasnt been good for me either. The last time I upgraded was from Edgy to Feisty and that broke python package and some gtk packages, so I was left with no other option other than re-installing it. But Feisty was worth installing.

The Desktop Effects werent that good in Gutsy and window borders were not getting shaded properly and I didnt find anything new. It could have been done very well by issuing updates to Feisty Cool

On the other hand, openSUSE is still running great in my laptop Wink




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Reply # 92558 26-Oct-2007 15:52
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If you need help installing openSUSE 10.3, why not watch these videos Cool




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  Reply # 94461 9-Nov-2007 14:59
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any NZ mirrors with suse 10.3?

could not find one :(




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  Reply # 94483 9-Nov-2007 16:44
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kobiak: any NZ mirrors with suse 10.3?

could not find one :(


I think the nearest mirror for NZ is AUS Frown




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  Reply # 94496 9-Nov-2007 17:57
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it does not help me :(
as i wanted to DL from NZ as my international traffic is shaped :(




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Reply # 94502 9-Nov-2007 18:28
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I downloaded it.. Tried to install it.. but it seems the ISO was corrupted on the way.
Take my advice: Check the MD5 for the ISO BEFORE you burn it, or you may not have much fun at all..



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Reply # 94506 9-Nov-2007 19:38
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JAMMAN2110: I downloaded it.. Tried to install it.. but it seems the ISO was corrupted on the way.
Take my advice: Check the MD5 for the ISO BEFORE you burn it, or you may not have much fun at all..


Yes, checking MD5 sum is very important. I do know people who have tried downloading Linux distributions lot of times, after downloading, though it would be 100% download complete, their md5 sums wouldnt match and they would have to download it again. I have also had that experience a lot of times.

This is one of the major drawbacks too for linux. Think of downloading a dvd , say 3 gb linux distribution and then i see that its md5 sum is corrupt...hmm....again redownload and finally I see that I have crossed my data cap... Sealed




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  Reply # 95526 16-Nov-2007 15:07
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Just my two cents worth on 10.3
It is by far the most professional of the linux distors available. There are a few kinks to be ironed out - as there always are with any new release - but otherwise this should be the current distro of choice - especially for KDE fans once KDE4 is released in December

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  Reply # 96119 20-Nov-2007 19:33
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chakkaradeep:
JAMMAN2110: I downloaded it.. Tried to install it.. but it seems the ISO was corrupted on the way.
Take my advice: Check the MD5 for the ISO BEFORE you burn it, or you may not have much fun at all..


Yes, checking MD5 sum is very important. I do know people who have tried downloading Linux distributions lot of times, after downloading, though it would be 100% download complete, their md5 sums wouldnt match and they would have to download it again. I have also had that experience a lot of times.

This is one of the major drawbacks too for linux. Think of downloading a dvd , say 3 gb linux distribution and then i see that its md5 sum is corrupt...hmm....again redownload and finally I see that I have crossed my data cap... Sealed

Hence why using a protocol like Bittorrent is ideal - it hashes downloads on the way in, so you only need to replace chunks as opposed to the entire ISO.  Further, it reduces the load on the distro's servers - lord knows bandwidth isn't cheap, so the more load can be distributed, the better!

Haven't tried SuSE, but it looks nice for a desktop Linux.  I'll stick with Gentoo :D.


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