openSUSE 13.1 Review
Posted on: 11/19/2013 03:48 PM

Muktware posted a comprehensive review of openSUSE 13.1

openSUSE 13.1 Review

openSUSE 13.1 has just been released (you can download it from here), though I was running an RC for a while with latest updates so I was keeping up with 13.1 from the early days. I remember the good ol’ days when I would start using Ubuntu from alpha days and system crashes were common place. That’s where openSUSE surprised me. It was extremely stable considering it’s pre-release status – there was not a single crash.

Installation of openSUSE is extremely easy (yes it is different from Ubuntu or Arch Linux), but it’s fairly easy and straightforward [check out the easy peasy openSUSE installation guide]. Unlike Ubuntu openSUSE doesn’t come only with one default DE, if you have downloaded the DVD then you will get the option to install KDE (which is checked by default), Gnome or other desktop environments. If your internet speed is good you can also check the option to enable other repositories during installation so you don’t have to worry about it later. If you chose the Live CD or GNOME or KDE, then also you can easily install other DEs on the same system. They will all work together without breaking each other – not the way Unity and Gnome don’t work with each other on the say Ubuntu install. So, if you want to give a try to other DEs you can easily do it in openSUSE

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