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OpenSUSE10.2 released

Postby Rhakios » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:37 pm

I might as well quote the e-mail rather than send you scurrying over the, no doubt, overloaded servers.

After lot of work, we proudly announce the
availability of openSUSE 10.2 formerly know as SUSE Linux 10.x

It's available for download on in x86, x86-64, and ppc versions -
via ftp from our mirrors and bittorrent.

openSUSE 10.2 will be offered as boxed product in Europe through retail as
usual. In North America the  box will be available through Due to production lead time first boxes will show
up on shelves and onlineshops mid of December.

For download we offer as ISOs the 5 CD open source version plus our
add-on CD with proprietary portions, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader,
RealNetworks RealPlayer, and Sun Java Runtime Environment.
DVDs for all architectures are available and contain the open source version
plus proprietary add-ons.
For the first time we offer a language add-on CD which offers support for
languages which are not part of our base language set up.
The Live DVD will be release next week.

We do our best in providing enough bandwith for quick and painless download.
But especially in the first days after launch it could be slow sometimes. In
those cases check our mirror list at or try a day later.
We'd appreciate if you use bittorrent to share the download with others. For
more informataion

Additionall ftp trees are available - with only open source
packages and with non open source packages. The open source tree
contains packages build from more than 3100 source RPMs and offers some
packages which didn't fit on the media.

As usual, we ship all the latest open source packages available at the
time. But we want to give special mention to the redesigned GNOME and KDE
desktop, Firefox 2.0, ext3 as new default file system, support for internal
SD card readers, new power managment and last but not least our improved
package management.

We'd like to thank you all for testing heavily, reporting bugs, giving
feedback on mailing lists, etc., and in general for supporting and
participating in creating openSUSE 10.2

Have a lot of fun!

Michael, Andreas and Adrian

P.S.:  Overview for CD insallation:
* CD1-2 only for a minimal text installation (English)
* CDs 1-3 for a default KDE or GNOME installation in German or English
* All 5 CDs for other selections
* Addon-NonOSS CD for the proprietary software
* Addon-Lang CD for addtional languages

Delta ISOs for updating RC1 to goldmaster are on the server, please
check mirrors for details.
Michael Löffler, Product Management
SUSE Linux Products GmbH, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nuremberg

Already torrenting, slowly.
Bye, Rhakios
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Postby Hello » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:44 pm

Not a vast change other than KDE really. Still as slow as it always was.
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:16 pm

Well, I now have it installed and running. All worked pretty well, installation was smooth except that it decided not to let me test printing, this turned out to be because it had not loaded something needed for HP printers (silly), but it worked just fine when installation was complete.
Small niggle, in the section of YaST where you can add extra repositories I uncheck the Synchronise with Zenworks bit, because I don't need that, but every time I add a repo or use that section it has rechecked itself. Other than that, package management and updating work just fine, a refreshing change from 10.1.
X looks a bit better without my having to mess around with the configuration files.

All in all, a nice solid release.
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Postby madman » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:13 pm

I am running Suse 10 at the moment but am a Linux newbie. If I were to download the 10.2 CDs would that upgrade my present setup, or would I need a complete new install?
The reason for asking is that it took me months to get my network printer and internet running without assistance and I would hate to go through all of that again.
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:38 pm

It's quite a big jump from 10.0 to 10.2, so a clean install would be safer. The trouble with upgrade installs is that they might work, but leave something broken, then fixing the broken bit takes just as long as redoing your configuration would have done.
Anyway, since you now know how to set up your printer and internet, you should be able to do so much quicker this time.
I ought to say that if you are happy with the way SUSE10 is performing at the moment, then there's no need to upgrade, Novell should supply fixes and updates for about another 12 months.
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Postby madman » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:39 pm

Thanks again Rhakios, perhaps I should stick with what I have and try to learn more about it.
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