Here is another great all purpose Linux distribution with lots of the newest software only a few clicks away. Although things don’t appear to have changed much in recent years there are still some great improvements under the hood. OpenSUSE is known as a reliable distribution with a diverse selection of options making it another great choice for desktops and servers alike. Lighter desktop editions of OpenSUSE might be a better for choice for laptops however. I have already covered OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE for those who are interested, here I will focus on the OpenSUSE Gnome desktop.
OpenSUSE 11.4 Features
Enjoy the improved scalability of virtual memory management introduced in Kernel 2.6.37.
Find step by step instructions now included during installation, just click help.
CD or DVD downloads are available, in your choice of 32 bit or 64 bit architecture.
Available desktop environments include KDE, Gnome, IceWM, TWM, LXDE, and XFCE.
Zypper has introduced a new MultiCurl back-end for faster package management.
OpenSUSE now includes the latest versions of Xen, VirtualBox and KVM, you will also get reliable integration with VMware and HyperV.
GLib 2.26 will now include support for Gsettings.
The first major distribution to ship with GTK 3.0 for your development needs.