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Announcing openSUSE 10.3 GM

October 4th, 2007 by

The openSUSE team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. openSUSE is released regularly, is stable, secure, contains the latest free and open source software, and comes with several new technologies.

openSUSE 10.3 will be supported with security and other serious updates for a period of 2 years.

This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more! Read on for details of what is new and available in openSUSE 10.3, and for all the necessary download links.

On the desktop


There are many visual changes throughout this release, and they are also well-presented in the openSUSE 10.3 Screenshots on the wiki.

Beautiful Green Artwork

This release, as always, will have a full, new collection of artwork, and for openSUSE 10.3 it has gone back to the classical and much-loved green theme. It is all finished off with a polished and professional look:

103_cdboot.png 103bootsplash_thumb.png suse103-1600×1200.jpg

To see more openSUSE 10.3 artwork, see its respective branding overview.

KDE 3.5.7

The default KDE desktop is the latest stable and SUSE-polished KDE 3.5.7, which comes complete with the usability-centric Kickoff menu, KNetworkManager and other such openSUSE creations. Kontact, the KDE Personal Information Manager, has also been upgraded to the enterprise release, providing you with some new features and many fixes.

openSUSE 10.3 KDE Desktop  Kontact Enterprise Version - Personal Information Manager


While KDE 3.5.7 is the default KDE desktop environment, the first parts of KDE 4 will also be seen in the distribution. This includes, by default, some KDE 4 games as well as KDE 4 versions of KRDC and KRFB — applications for remote administration. Below you can see a couple of screenshots of these KDE 4 games, now both using SVG for a smoother graphical experience:

KPat - In the GameKMahjongg in KDE4

A full KDE 4 desktop is also available for preview purposes:

Amarok in KDE4

GNOME 2.20

The very latest GNOME 2.20 is also featured in this release, and it comes with its own selection of typically SUSE-polished additions. This includes the simpler and better-structured SLAB menu, a new world clock applet from the intlclock package (pictured below), as well as the comprehensive, feature-full and well-delivered F-Spot and Banshee applications, which are a photo browser and audio player respectively.

10.3 GNOME Desktop


The GTK version of YaST is now default for all GNOME installations. This means that YaST will still have a well-integrated and consistent feel when using the GNOME desktop environment, and all the modules are structured in the same way as openSUSE’s GNOME control panel.

GTK YaSTBluetooth Module

The GTK version of YaST of course also contains all of the same YaST modules as the regular Qt version, so there is absolutely no loss of functionality. Sentimental users can still easily switch to the Qt-style YaST by editing /etc/sysconfig/yast2.

1-Click Install

This is a completely new and revolutionary piece of technology available to you in openSUSE, which finally removes the hassle from installing additional software from other repositories. Instead of searching for a repository, adding it to the package manager, then heading over to software management again, 1-Click-Install combines it into one simple process, all initiated by a single click.

1-Click Install

It is already fully implemented in the openSUSE Build Service, and it is used for aiding you in acquiring multimedia codecs as is mentioned below.


The frequently-requested feature of MP3 support is now fully available out-of-the-box! MP3 playback is available via Fluendo (GStreamer) codecs in either Amarok or Banshee. These are available on the DVD, but if you chose to use the 1-CD Installation it is just as easy to get working — a small and friendly dialog box will inquire about whether you wish to enable MP3 support:

Install Fluendo GStreamer Codec

The codecs will then be installed using 1-Click-Install. This same technology is also used on the Community website where it recommends workarounds and methods to get other multimedia formats working. See openSUSE-Community.org/Multimedia.

New/Redesigned YaST Modules

The Network card module has also been completely re-designed from a usability perspective. The new version is more relevant to today’s typical configuration of a network card, and makes simple tasks a lot easier to accomplish.

One popular new module is the Community Repositories module, which provides you with a convenient list of the official repositories, popular repositories in the openSUSE Build Service, and external community repositories. This makes it trivial to enable the extra repositories that you require.

Another module available from the yast2-product-creator package is a YaST front-end to KIWI, a configurable and easy-to-use application to help you roll your very own system images. Though there are many additional plans for KIWI, it currently supports a huge selection of options, such as creating Live CDs, USB, QEMU/VMware, Xen and Net boot images. Unlike other typical system image creators, KIWI is fully configurable (down to the wallpaper you want to have), and has a clean and simple design.

network-card.pngCommunity RepositoriesYaST2 KIWI

Compiz and Compiz Fusion

Compiz, as always, is available directly on all the installation CDs/DVDs, and Compiz Fusion is also available in the official online repository. The new version comes with many new amazing plugins providing you with the latest composite effects.

Expo PluginExplode AnimationShift Switcher

To learn more see this sneak peaks article. The X11:/XGL openSUSE Build Service repository also always provides the latest Compiz and Compiz Fusion versions.


There have been several Virtualisation improvements and additions, including of course an excellent delivery of the latest Xen 3.1 and QEMU. Furthermore, VirtualBox, a general-purpose full virtualizer, and KVM, the latest Linux virtualisation infrastructure, are now included. Other VMware-related kernel options such as paravirt-ops and vmi have also been enabled in the kernel now.

VirtualBox running openSUSE 10.3 KDEopenSUSE 10.3 in Xen

OpenOffice.org 2.3

OpenOffice.org, the comprehensive office suite in openSUSE, has also been updated to the latest stable version of 2.3. The release includes several new features and countless fixes.

OpenOffice.org Presentation

A Whole Lot More!

openSUSE 10.3 contains a plethora of extra improvements that haven’t been mentioned here, including small applications like Giver, an easy file-sharing tool, Xfce 4.4.1, and other community developments. See Product Highlights/10.3 for more details.

Xfce in openSUSE 10.3

Behind the Scenes


Though this release has seen a large selection of graphical changes, a lot of work has been happening all around the distribution, with several changes occuring behind the scenes.

New Package Management

The package management team have been working hard on improving the new openSUSE package management, and there is a lot to show for it now. It is reliable, more mature, and an awful lot faster. There is no more parsing during startup, greater compatibility with tools like yum and smart, and increased speed for the most common use-case: installing a package.

It contains the much-improved zypper tool for the command line, a re-designed openSUSE updater applet (a native KDE and GNOME one) as pictured below, while still providing you with the same YaST interface for graphical package management.

openSUSE Updater in KDE

Greatly Improved Boot Time

A big round of improvements to the boot time are now included. There are now some incredibly impressive speed-ups, with desktops booting in around 24 seconds, or laptops booting in 27 seconds compared to a 55 second wait in openSUSE 10.2! See the link for more details.

Under the Hood

  • Linux
  • GCC 4.2
  • libZYpp 3.26.2

Media and Download


CDs and DVDs
All of the installation media can be downloaded from software.openSUSE.org via torrents or HTTP/FTP. Here’s a few quick links:

  • 1 DVD containing OSS and NonOSS software (torrents for: i386, x86_64, ppc). Languages supported: English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese (Simpl. & Trad.), Japanese, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Dutch
  • 1 CD with a default KDE installation (i386, x86_64, not for ppc, English only)
  • 1 CD with a default GNOME installation (i386, x86_64, not for ppc, English only)
  • 1 AddOn CD with only NonOSS packages (i386 or x86_64, ppc)
  • 1 AddOn CD with language packages that are used for extra languages (i386, x86_64, ppc, only to be used with DVDs!)

Live CDs will be released in the next couple of weeks. Metalinks with checksum support are also available from download.packages.ro.

Upgrade Options

As always, you can fully upgrade your previous openSUSE 10.2 to the final version of openSUSE 10.3 by simply downloading one of the media options and burning it to disk, boot to it, and then select the Upgrade option in the installer. For the smoothest possible upgrade, leave the “Add Online Repositories Before Installation” option checked.

To upgrade from openSUSE 10.3 RC1, please ensure that you have strictly only the 10.3 repositories (oss, non-oss; not the factory ones), in YaST -> Software Repositories; if you do not, remove the factory ones and then add the 10.3 ones again from the Community Repositories YaST module. Once that is done, go to Software Management, and in the menu select Package -> All Packages -> Update if Newer Version Available.

Alternatively, with Zypper you can execute the following command to upgrade all packages (again, first check that you have the 10.3 repositories and not the factory ones):

zypper update -t package



We want to hear from you! To get help, provide any feedback, ask questions, or get involved and help contribute to the openSUSE distribution, please communicate. There are several ways to get in touch with the openSUSE community, including:

A huge thanks to all those involved in the release, particularly all the community contributors, for making this an excellent openSUSE release!

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287 Responses to “Announcing openSUSE 10.3 GM”

  1. Dev

    Wow… 10.3 looks awesome. I’m regular user of Ubuntu and recently I’m getting tired of Ubuntu. Can anyone tell me minimum specs required for openSuse 10.3?
    Thanks in advance

  2. rf1002

    I’ve installed 10.3, it’s beautiful, it’s great! Thanks so much..

    openSUSE 10.3
    Hardware Requirements

    openSUSE supports most PC hardware components. The following requirements should be met to ensure smooth operation of openSUSE 10.3:

    * Processor: Intel: Pentium 1-4 or Xeon; AMD: Duron, Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP, Athlon 64, Sempron or Opteron
    * Main memory: At least 256 MB; 512 MB recommended
    * Hard disk: At least 500 MB for minimal system; 2.5 GB recommended for standard system
    * Sound and graphics cards: Supports most modern sound and graphics cards
    * booting from CD/DVD drive for installation, or support for booting over network (you need to setup PXE by yourself, look also at Network install) or an existing installation of SUSE Linux, more information at Installation without CD


  3. rlf

    Ok, I’ve installed openSUSE 10.3 on my Laptop and tried to install fglrx for my mobility x700 …

    I’ve downloaded the newest driver from the ATI Page 8.40. I’ve also installed all needed packages (like gcc, kernel-source, …)

    So the RPm-Builder of the ATI-Gui supports only openSUSE 10.2 so I’ve created a 10.2 rpm.

    This 10.2 rpm doesn’t work, there are a lot of warnings at the compilation.

    Is the current ATI-Driver not compatible to openSUSE 10.3 ?

    • Bundyo

      openSUSE 10.3 RC1 works without a problem with ATI driver 8.40.7 rpm built for openSUSE 10.2. Unfortunately ATI released a 2000+ driver only last month and their scripts are not updated in the previous one. They will be releasing another driver this month supporting all cards and even AIGLX.

      Also RC1 uses the same kernel version as the GM, so there shouldn’t be a problem with the compilation.

      • rlf

        Well, but the package is definitly installed…

        I installed the packges with

        rpm -ihv fglrx*

        Only Warn-Messages has been shown, no errors…

        Then i used the command

        aticonfig –initial

        followed by

        sax2 -r 0=fglrx

        All this was done in runlevel 3.

        After Entering runlevel 5 i opened up a kde konsole and typed “fglrxinfo”

        The output showed

        # fglrxinfo
        Xlib: extension “XFree86-DRI” missing on display “:0.0″.
        display: :0.0 screen: 0
        OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: http://www.mesa3d.org
        OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

        So the driver is not working ./

        why? ^^ has anyone an idea?


        • Bundyo

          Often a restart will be helpful if the kernel module is not loaded (and you can’t load it yourself).

          Also if you’re using XGL, DRI won’t be reported working.

        • Karesch

          I really like the new OpenSuSe 10.3, but seems to have the same problem as rlf. I have a Thinkpad Z61m with an ATI x1400 video controller. I installed the 10.3 x86-64 and I tried the same with the video what rlf did (installing the 10.2 rpm package), and also tried to install the driver directly, without creating the rpm. None of them worked, so I have to use the VESA driver. The kernel module seems to be loaded:
          fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
          [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 1886 MBytes.
          [fglrx] USWC is disabled in module parameters
          ACPI: ACPI Dock Station Driver
          [fglrx] PAT is disabled!
          [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.40.4 [Jul 31 2007] on minor 0

          Any idea what might be the problem? Is the fglrx supposed to work on 10.3 x86-64?

  4. I think that it’s great, but…
    Virtualization with “S”???


  5. Richard

    thanks for the release, looking forward to 10.4 now, lol. Great work, on a great distro, just a shame so many trolls have to come in and make it look like they know what they are talking about when clearly they don’t. Great work, can’t wait to see the release of KDE4, which the team at opensuse must be working hard on now.

    Thanks to everyone involved in bring us this release.

  6. Anonymous

    How could you release GM 10.3 without solved bugs?
    Bye, bye openSUSE.
    I´m really angry!!!

  7. Anonymous

    I have pentium d 3.0ghz computer capable of x64. Should i download x86 or x64_86. Previously, i downloaded ubuntu x64 and i couldnt install many hardware drivers for which only 32 bit drivers were provided.

  8. David Haskins

    Absolutely NOTHING with my new Samsung X65 laptop (has NVIDIA Geoforce 8600M and Intel ProWireless 4965 so its a bit fancy)
    I had managed to get 10,2 working beautifully on this except for the wireless card but was assured that this was in the new 10.3 kernel..
    so I waited with trepidation. downloaded the KDE CD.. burned it.. put it in.. and a nice green screen then NADA!
    gets to “loading drivers” or something and freezes… I am getting a bit tired of all this nonsense..

  9. Anonymous

    Lovely, the damn thing freezes on boot. Doesn’t accept keyboard input, but proceeds to boot from hard drive. I did a checksum and everything.

  10. Dev

    Come on… stop complaining for god sake. It’s FREE, what else you want. You have two options spend a lot of money to buy Windows OS or buy new hardware and install openSuse. Works better than Windows on my hardware.

    • @ Dev:

      I can’t resist to say loud that it is exactly the other way around!

      Sorry, just because it’s so true:
      If You want to install Vista on a box with recent hardware (two raids, three nics, two soundcards, ten USB 2.0, two firewire, etc.) while it is running openSUSE _perfectly_, it could indeed be needed to replace some parts for a _Windows_ install, only because of non/bad supported hardware under Vista.

      I did exacly that the last days, just to test out a windows business-software package for compatibility with vista.
      Dual boot on a spare disk, normally only holding Linux Swap and the rest was a free partition – “only” holding OS X/x86 (just for fun).

      Well, WinVis has a lot of bad issues and needed a professional (me ;-) just to get it working in a base install, at last.
      Winhelp32 and 3Com Nics not supported, Explorer crashes and blue screens fighting all the time for who may halt the machine first, and so on. Very fine OS! Playing “Malicious Software Removal Tool” is so much fun! Stunning Game, by the way! How did the make it that realistc?
      I love Vista, as long as the others are using it. So they want my help, and make my living.

      Man, was I happy to boot openSUSE again after I finished the tests ..
      After all .. one has to do real work again, doesn’t he/she?

      Of course You knew that already. :-)

      Have a lot of fun!

    • ra100

      Are you joking?
      To buy a new hardware or windows isn´t solution!!!
      So why is bugzilla?

  11. patrick

    Love SüSE since a long time… Running 10.2. But why this?
    You don’t have permission to access /opensuse/distribution/10.3/iso/torrent/openSUSE-10.3-GM-DVD-x86_64.torrent on this server.
    Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat) Server at linux.nssl.noaa.gov Port 80

    Thanks to the developing team(s)

    • sash

      it a browser fault it processing the link incorrectly, instead of clicking on it right mouse click and “save link as” once it is downloaded open torrent file as usually (I had the same problem)

  12. carlosamigo

    Does someone knows if this relaes differs from 10.3 RC1? coz yestarday i’ve downloaded RC1 and do i need to download offical release version or is there any option to update later from RC1?

    • They differ, the internal RC3 became GM. You can either register the 10.3 repos and update like this or pull the ISO deltas, create the GM ISOs with them and choose “Upgrade” instead of “Install” when booting from them.

  13. Soyuz


    I appreciate all the hard work you guys are putting behind this.

    Its been a nice ride with 10.2 (with the fair share of rants & complaints) but the rate of improvement makes the journey worthwhile.

    Looking forward to the 10.3 and beyond.

    Again, thanks for the best OS Suite (on the making, ofcourse :P )

  14. George Van Tuyl

    I do not see a fix for CVE-2007-4573. It has to be kernel or greater. Looks like users will have to bring down the kernel.org kernel and build it them selves.


  15. Álvaro

    I am a Arch Linux user, but I’m a big fan of openSUSE, ’cause this distro converted me from windows to the linux world. Now I am downloading openSUSE 10.3 to replace my Arch install. Arch is one of the best distros around, but openSUSE is too, and is the most polished linux distro around, the best for a desktop user.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  16. Bizarre. Suse is STILL the only distro known to human kind that cannot install onto a VMWare Workstation 6 virtual machine. At the last hurdle (when you nearly get to select video rsolutions) the screen goes black… and stays that way. Pathetic, really: Suse’s been doing this with VMware since at least version 7.3 and VMware 3… yet no other distro has ever behaved quite so badly. Why on Earth can’t this easily-duplicated problem be fixed after nigh-on 5 years?!

    I can’t recommend a distro that I can’t even test in a known-good environment, I’m afraid. Back to Ubuntu, Fedora, Centos… or indeed practically any other distro you care to mention. At least those install correctly!

    • warper

      I really don’t understand you issue. I have been running opensuse in a vm on opensuse or windows for a few years now.

      • Fair enough that you don’t understand. It’s difficult to describe an essentially visual experience. So I’ve captured a movie of it in OGG Theora format and posted it on my website. There’s a screenshot there, too, of the very last second or so of the movie, showing exactly what I’m talking about: a three-part division of the screen as the X server stutters and stumbles its way through its job.

        It’s been doing that sort of thing, almost exactly, in VMWware virtual machines since at least version 7.1, the first version of Linux I ever paid money for.

        I will backtrack somewhat however: the movie was captured on my home machine… and shortly after the flashing, drop to the command line, strange three-part division of the screen and a momentary flash to yellow text on a magenta background (which the VMware movie recorder unaccountable failed to record), the installation did eventually go through to a successfuly conclusion. On an identically-configured VMware virtual machine running on my Pentium D PC at work, however, it remained stuck in the three-way-divided screen, leaving me unable to complete the installation.

        The fact remains, however, that whilst all distros cause the screen to blink and flash a bit when configuring their X servers for the first time during installation, none does it quite so badly or quite so terminally in some cases as Suse, and Suse’s been doing it this way for years.

    • AlbertoP

      openSUSE is tested in VM-Ware by many people in the community and it works there. Why don’t you open a bugreport and give some more detail there?


      • Well, I’m sure it’s tested, but that hasn’t stopped it being a perennial problem! Instead of testing, perhaps someone needs to start fixing?

        As I mentioned above, but failed to format it correctly and am unable to edit it to correct, it’s difficult to describe an essentially visual experience. So I’ve captured a movie of it in OGG Theora format and posted it on my website at dizwell.com.

  17. Freddy Conde

    I’ve been waiting for openSUSE 10.3 for quite some time…. and it’s finally here. I’m downloading it right now and can’t wait to get my hands on it. BTW, it’s a great Birthday present!!! Much thanks to the openSUSE team!!!

    Freddy Conde

  18. ID

    Fonts in Linux still suck, period.

  19. Baekeland

    The only problem I have with Suse (and I have purchased two editions) is the fact that regardless of my hardware, computer manufacturer, et cetera … it never and I mean NEVER gives me sound. Not so much as a boink! The crowd at Suse websites are no where near as friendly or helpful as the Ubuntu crowd. She may look sweet but without sound I won’t een give her a look.

  20. jingjang

    Hi there,

    My god, i don’t know which distro i want to use. Opensuse is verry good, but i like Ubuntu too. My computer not enought space for install more Linux os. But i’ll buy one to install OpenSuse. Or maybe i’ll uninstall Windows to live with suse ! ;)


  21. turtlix

    Green Grass Home…

  22. Arlindo SnatAnna

    Tô aqui loquinho babando com esta novidade. Já erá usuário do 10.2 agora esta maravilha do 10.3.
    Meus parabens prá tchurma aí.

  23. Darkelve

    Again, big thanks to the OpenSUSE folks.

    “The crowd at Suse websites are no where near as friendly or helpful as the Ubuntu crowd. She may look sweet but without sound I won’t een give her a look.”

    I’m probably biased (being staff on http://www.suseforums.net ), but I do find the people there very friendly and helpful.

    • GenoSV

      I just have to second that. I had a problem with my Suse install, posted a thread, and got help after 15 minutes, and solved it after abotu 1 hour.
      So yes, you guys are helpful! (maybe not an important comment, but just wanna give you guys at the forums some credits)

  24. Lake-end

    Thanks to every and sinle one of openSuse developers, testers and so on! Great work, openSuse truly is the greatest.

  25. I just finished the download. Got an amazing speed when I downloaded from cdn.novell.com (


  26. Olaf Stenzel

    openSuSE 10.3 seems to be the best release since I started with SuSE and that was 5.X !
    I set up a “Linux from Scratch”. Now I know what it means to build your own Linux !

    The testing of 10.3 RC1 realy “flashed” me.
    We had switched a whole company from Windows 2000 to SuSE 8.2, than changed to 10.0.
    But now we are going to build a new Workstation-Image for our nearly 2000 users all over Germany.
    The base will be openSuSE 10.3 (what else)!

    @SuSE Team:You are on the right way, go on !!

  27. rf1002

    Hey all you haters, it works great on my laptop (Pentium 4, 2.00Ghz, 512mb ram).
    And if you don’t like it, just buy Windows Vista, upgrade your pc, install it, and BOOM you like Linux again!


  28. 10.3 is really cool. i downloaded & installed the 1 cd KDE version of 10.3. it is fast even on my celeron 1 GHZ desktop & all the repositories are available just a click away. even the installer is fast & takes far less time then it used to earlier. well downloading the DVD, so that i can check out other features.



  29. Chris

    Hy folks…

    I cant run suse 10.3 :(…..

    When the Bootscreen of the CD comes and i choose install, i get a small text based window in the upper left and then the cd falls back to boot:…..
    after pressing enter it boots from HDD ???

    its the same problem with PClinuxOS…..

    Everything works except of suse 10.3 und PCLinuxOS :(((

  30. 2bob

    I’m a dyed in the wool debian fan/user. Dabbled with Suse 10.0 a while ago but couldn’t get things to work. Really loved the polish and feel. Have been following the progress leading up to this release. Downloading now. From the comments I am reading I am getting very excited. Just may be enough to sway me to the green way. Is it hard for a debian user to learn the RPM Suse way? I guess I will find out.

    Don’t flame me for this but is it possible to install and use synaptic for package management?

  31. wizkies

    do 10.3 opensuse got a driver support for x1650 ati radeon?

    coz the previous version the 10.2 dont support x1650.

    hope this one have.. excited of getting this new OS.. ope it has!

    how bout on 7300GT?

  32. Robin Meeuwsen

    Does 10.3 now have the possibility to install the smbldap-tools package? This was one of the greatest obstacles for me in 10.2

    • Robin Meeuwsen

      And once again it doesn’t and when you do decide to download and install it it doesn’t WORK!! I’m seriously considering RedHat!

  33. Hi, I have problem downloading the ISO DVD image from the location given by Novell. It downloads the whole DVD image in 3 seconds showing 0 bytes in file explorer (basically, it never downloaded). I tried using Kget, FlashGot, Firefox download manager, but it’s the same case. I am not sure whether it’s temporary. I tried downloading the DVD ISO image in three different computers, with the same result.

    Now I am downloading with Torrent, but it doesn’t seems to be that fast (hovering around 60KBps instead of 230KBps). I guess these problems are temporary. But as I’ve noticed with Beta 3 and RC1, though Zen Update manager has been dumped (for good) in openSUSE, still the Yast update manager and software install annoys me to extremes. Those are the slowest software managers I have seen (Ubutntu is the fastest on planet).

    Apart from those issues, openSUSE always gives me the feel of working on a SOLID system unlike freespire, PCLinuxOS and whatever editions (apart from Ubuntu and Fedora). Great work from openSUSE team and the contributors. I wish I have 1 million dollar so that i can donate to the openSUSE team :)

    Keep up the good work. Adios.


    i have a new PC with a intel g33 series motherboard.
    i have tried many of those distros (not redhat), opensuse is the only only one i could run setup with acpi=off. but 10.2 was a mistake to choose, because it couldnt see network.
    anyway, i found opensuse 10.3 rc1 to work with my card and was waiting for this 10.3 GM for weeks. this is the newest linux with latest drivers and programs.
    i work with dual boot to vista, and now opensuss10.3 has its advantage over other distros. NTFS file system write is embedded and enabled.

  35. Where is Kino?

  36. Jajae

    I love suse linux – I’ve used it since about version 8.1 I think. I’ll definitely be trying 10.3 when I get round to it. Thanks in advance. I really like the fact that it comes with real Java out of the box. Others (e.g. redhat) make it a real pain for Java developers.

    All those people stressing about Novell, Microsoft etc., take a deep breath, maybe have a beer or two, and stop acting like it really matters. Your opinion will have no impact on what happens to Linux or Microsoft.

    Chill out and enjoy what others have worked hard to product and please stop moaning!


  37. BSOST

    10.3, updated from 10.2, well i would like to say job well done again, but i;m afraid not, The update feature does not work, i don’t like my system uninstalling drivers and codecs, to find when its finnished crippling my system, i can’t reinstall them, so i’m left with no choice but to reformat and install from fresh, something i’m not used to as a linux user, Current issues include

    NVidia drivers installed but not working
    Compiz Not working
    Amarok Not working
    Firfox Not working
    No Window Decorations,

    BAsically if you have openSuSE 10.2, and it;s fully working don’t bother upgrading just yet. I’ll let you know how the fresh install goes.

    • BSOST

      And ding dang do, Fresh install, and it even kept the home directories, all looks good, and seems to be working, off to get the NVidia drivers, and fingers crossed, If you have any problems with the update feature, try the fresh install, seems to update, lol.

    • Cosmology

      I have waited with much excitement for 10.3 but this is one version but sadly I have to agree with BSOST. I have used Suse since 9.2 and with each increment in version the situation with codecs and drivers has become more complex. I too have no Amarok, no Nvidia driver and having invested the best part of a day in 10.3 the best I can say is yes it looks great and when it works it is superb, but why oh why must Novell cripple the only thing that will draw Joe Public to Linux – music and video. It is particularly irksome when the “legal” excuses are so thin that for example using the Thomson Mp3 codec (see this site for details) does not it seems cause a breach of any copyright if used by private individuals and LIBDVDCSS is not illegal everywhere in the world – we are not all American and German …

      Like most people here I desperately want Linux to gain wide appeal;which surely has to be the aim of Novell too else why are they in business; as long as the average fee paying user is turned off. I am not a Linux fanboy, I do not ride on the back of “free” software I am perfectly happy to pay my way and spend 50 euros for a quality product. But I do expect to get a working system for my 50 euro outlay which is why I will not be buying 10.3 I am afraid. I am just glad I still have my (yes paid for) copy of 9.3 in good shape, pretty it may not be but everything “just works”..

      And let me be clear I do not diminish the hard work of the Suse Team, they have produced a stunning product, its just a shame that this is ruined by the timidity of Novell in seeking to avoid any confrontation whatsoever with vested interest in the marketplace. Lack of corporate vision has effectively undone the hard work of many good developers and countless testers and users – how very sad for all of us.

    • oldcretin

      Like you, I upgraded from 10.2 to 10.3 For me, Firefox and Amarok work perfectly; I can even play MP3s watch AVIs! The NVidia driver appeared and installed itself automatically on the first online update. My TV card and videocam both work. The installation/upgrade has been effortless. I am delighted with 10.3 and find it little short of miraculous. Oh yes, and Skype, NVU and OGMrip also work perfectly. It looks as though, at last, I’ll be able to delete XP! Many thanks to the openSuse people.

  38. Great Distro, just awasome, maybe this year will not be the home desktop for linux, but at work, it does it just fine, administration and performance on the office desktops is awaseome, stability just great.

    Lets hope that SuSE keep the path of productivity.

  39. Alessandro

    10.3 is working great on my system, congrats to the developers and the rest of the community!

  40. Phil

    I’ve used SUSE from version 5.3 to version 7.3, skipped over version 8 completely, and picked back up at version 9. I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years, and with the long awaited release of 10.3, there are some nice improvements. The one-click install is a really nice addition.

    My system is an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ on a Gigabyte motherboard. I have a BFG nVidia GF8600 GTS (256MB) graphics card, and a Samsung 226BW 22″ monitor. The default installation recognized most everything, but I did have to specify which monitor I had and configure the screen resolution manually. Other than that, the install seemed to go fairly smooth. I did have a few issues at first, but I was able to figure out what I was doing wrong.

    I chose the gnome installation over KDE, because I’ve been using it for the past six months or so. I’m still considering switching back to KDE, but for now, I’m going to stick with gnome.

    The only issue I’m having so far is that for some reason, every time I try to configure SaX2, I get an error message telling me that my graphics card is not capable of running 3D graphics when I know good and well that it is. That’s what it was designed for. And because I get the error message from SaX2, I am unable to turn on the desktop effects for running Compbiz. I get a bug report instead.

    Anyway, I just installed 10.3 last night and won’t have time to play around until the weekend. Other than the problem with enabling any of the eye-candy effects, everything else appears to be working fine. I will post a more in-depth review after I’ve had more time to really pry into it.

    Keep up the excellent work.


  41. malcolm

    It might be nice if I could ever get it to install
    I’ve barfed two machines now trying to set up
    a dual boot – the install falls over saying it
    can’t mount the windows partition and leaves
    the machine unbootable

  42. Is the best SuSE ever released!
    Many many Compliments to the Dev-team! ;)

  43. Vincent Valentine

    Hello !

    My OpenSuSE 10.3 is now up and running.

    What you see here is the result of intalling OpenSuSE Linux.

    But i wish it will crash soon

  44. dum

    I want to congratulate The OpenSUSE development team with this release!
    I’m downloading it right now, from what I can see is this release the best ever.
    I hope the one click install will work ok, and help other users with the installation.
    I’m going to write a review as soon as possible and post it on my website. (Dutch)

    Good work… can’t wait to install this new version.

  45. Congratulations.Nice to see openSUSE in nostalgic green. We all have to change and adopt. Gnome (and GTK) tilt is one such move, we may have to live with. Let the Chameleon simply change our lives, and that of rest of the world.

  46. Cissô

    Baixando para testar mas parece estar muito boa essa versão.

  47. Rams

    3 times I get wrong sum. too dvd too св. I use reget, download from http and ftp

  48. Rajamohan

    Good work, Congratulations to openSUSE Team.

    I had tried many distro from 1997. Until last year I couldn’t install and configure any Linux for my day to day usage (At least any one hardware or software like wireless, audio, display, or multimedia plugins, etc may not be working). few month back when I was setting up a samba file server (basic server), I had tried Ubuntu 7, Fedora 6, CentOS5.0, openSUSE 10.2, I found openSUSE consume more memory and less responsive compared to Ubuntu and finally settled with Ubuntu.

    Later last month I tried PCLinux2007 a great distro which worked out of the box. I could fully convert my development system from Windows to Linux.

    As always openSUSE Team is trying to making Linux reach every common people to use in there day to day life, we should appreciate there good work. I like screen shots above and the list of features mentioned, I am sure to give it a try.

    Hope openSUSE will replace my current environment


  49. Uladzimir

    Congratulations dev team, this is a almost a perfect product. I wish to have the same automatic video drivers installation as SLED. Btw, it’s fixable.

  50. Pedro

    Great O.S., just love it
    Thanks openSUSE team for the joy of using it.