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openSUSE 12.3 – Awesome as 1-2-3

March 13th, 2013 by

Dear contributors, friends and fans: The latest release of the openSUSE distribution, version 12.3, is ready for you! After six months of hard work, we are happy to bring you the best mix that Free and Open Source Software has to offer with our unique green sauce – stable, friendly and fun.

Download openSUSE 12.3

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As this was a shorter-than-normal release cycle, much attention went into the details so we can now give you a quality packed product. This release of world’s most powerful and flexible Linux Distribution puts the finishing touches on our boot infrastructure and package management, a bright polish to your desktop and a touch of cloud for your server.

 

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The Highlights

Finishing touches
openSUSE 12.3 finishes the integration of systemd and delivers a better system log experience with journald. Reliable graphical package management tools and a new theme bring a consistent experience from boot to desktop. The 1GB live images are now optimized for USB sticks and the ARM team has stable openSUSE 12.3 ARM v7 and experimental ARM 64bit images ready for this exciting architecture.

 

Polishing up
The latest desktops bring additional polish with much faster metadata handling, a new print manager and improved bluetooth integration in KDE’s Plasma Desktop and improved notifications, better file management and account integration for Exchange and Windows Live in GNOME Shell.

 

New Features
12.3 brings new technologies to users with the inclusion of PostgreSQL 9.2 which comes with native JSON support (noSQL style). We’ve moved over from MySQL to MariaDB as default. This is the first openSUSE release with a complete OpenStack “Folsom” for cloud fans and this release debuts the E17 desktop and the Sawfish and awesome window managers.

 

Moving forward
openSUSE moves forward with the inclusion of updated applications. DigiKam 3.0 comes with much expanded abilities for batch processing of images and new and improved filters & plugins; the major PIM applications received updates with Evolution now having an automatically updated search folder and spell checking all over while Kontact’s quick filter searches the full mail bodies and has an improved composer. Development tools like KDevelop, monodevelop and valgrind got preliminairy Android support; Development libraries like GTK3 and KDE Development Platform are included with new releases. This release also brings proper UEFI support for x86_64 hardware and experimental support for Secure Boot enabled hardware.

„We’re very proud of openSUSE 12.3 as  a stable and current operating system, also we are looking forward to the openSUSE Conference in Greece this summer, where we can celebrate its release and continue working towards the future of Free Software.”

– said openSUSE Board member Richard Brown.

The Details

For Users

KDE
KWin brings openGL in most virtual machines and per-monitor support for color management. Also introduced are better printer management with a new and smarter printer wizard and a reworked update manager Apper (0.8) which shows and describes untrusted packages and automatically downloads packages in preparation for review. See this great introduction to Plasma Desktop on openSUSE 12.3.

 

GNOME
GNOME 3.6 includes smarter notifications including a redesigned Message Tray, the activities overview and the Nautilus file manager received an improved layout and a new Lock Screen which provides an attractive view when the device is locked, plus handy functionality like media controls. See the great GNOME3 in 30 seconds videos on youtube.

 

XFCE, awesome, Enlightenment
Other desktop improvements include an updated XFCE which brings a tabbed Thunar file manager with improved bookmark handling and extensive performance improvements and a quake-style drop-down mode in xfce4-terminal (0.6.0) which keeps a running terminal around that can be quickly accessed through a keyboard shortcut. New in openSUSE 12.3 is awesome, a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast and extensible and primarily targeted at power users and developers. Enlightenment 17, also known simply as E, is a stacking window manager for the X Window System which can be used alone or in conjunction with a desktop environment such as GNOME or KDE.

 

For Admins

Virtualization
Virtualbox 4.2 brings support for limiting network IO bandwidth, improved 3D performance and better network device support. The KVM and Qemu updates to 1.3.0 vastly improved the USB stack with mass storage device and USB3 support as well as MSI/MSI-X support for the XHCI controller. This release includes the first major release of Boxes, an application for using remote systems and virtual machines. It offers a pretty and simple interface for handling any number of connections using Spice as protocol, featuring auto-detection of Virtual Machine format and a variety of other conveniences in a pretty interface.

 

Databases
12.3 moves from MySQL to MariaDB as default. MariaDB was first shipped with 11.3 back in 2010 and over the years proved itself. Native JSON support was added to PostgresSQL (9.2), it provides an efficient mechanism for creating and storing documents for web APIs. Range Types allow developers to create better calendaring, scientific, and financial applications.

 

Cloud
12.3 is the first release of openSUSE to feature complete packages for OpenStack, the leading open source cloud computing platform. We now ship all the tools needed to setup and communicate with a cloud on your system or via an API remotely.  On top of that, packages for Grizzly (next release of OpenStack due in April) are already being worked on and will be available for 12.3.

 

For Developers

IDEs and tooling
Anjuta (3.6) with git integration improvements. QtCreator (2.6) with ‘Kits’ offering settings for which device type to develop for. KDevelop (4.4) introduces a new welcome screen which helps you to get started with a project in an intuitive way. New in 12.3 is the Fossil Distributed Version Control System, which offers a number of unique features like distributed wiki, bugzilla and blog functionality; autosync mode to reduce pointless forking and merging; and a build-in web interface.

 

Languages and Libraries
Mono 3 supports the new async C# 5.0. Though Python 2.7.3 remains the default, Python 3.3.0 is now available, bringing a wide range of changes. Python-qt4 supports Qt 5 now. The KDE Development Platform introduces a more comprehensive SDK for Plasma and GTK 3.6 add support for cross-fading and transitions, CSS animations and blur shadows.

 

openSUSE Tools
KIWI (5.04.37) with support for creation of images for arm based boards, for the apt-get/dpkg package manager and btrfs seed live ISO images. The Open Build Service command line client OSC now supports creating and releasing maintenance updates for openSUSE.

 

Under the hood

Kernel
Linux 3.7 offers a wide range of improvements, varying from bugfixes to performance enhancements and the usual steady stream of new hardware support. A few highlights:

  • Raid 10 support for the device mapper
  • Aggressive SATA device sleep for SSD and HD power saving and (opportunistic) suspend in the kernel and system tools.
  • btrfs snapshot diffs, disable copy-on-write on a per-file base and snapper 0.1.1 for snaspshots by users and LVM thin-provisioned snapshots
  • Performance profiling with perf trace
  • Higher TCP performance (Fast Open/Early Retransmit/Small Queues) and more resistance to the dreaded ‘buffer bloat’
  • SMBv2 protocol support as well as stable NFS 4.1
  • Improved security with support for signed kernel modules, stronger sandboxing for sshd and more
  • faster and more stable Nouveau NVidia driver, supporting newer hardware

 

System Tools

  • support for Bluetooth audio sources and virtual surround sound in PulseAudio 3
  • Rewritten zypp PackageKit backend for improved integration with the cross-distro PackageKit and the graphical apper software update and installation tool
  • This release also brings proper UEFI support for x86_64 hardware and experimental support for Secure Boot enabled hardware. Read this blog for more information and find out how to use it in the wiki.

 

Live Media
The KDE and GNOME live images are now designed to be written to, booted and installed from a USB disk rather than a CD; consequently, they are now about a GB large each. They are now also more feature rich and include:

  • the entire LibreOffice 3.6 stack
  • GIMP!
  • the openJDK java environment
  • delectable set of system recovery and backup tools, including:
    • gparted, the user friendly and powerful disk partition manager
    • grsync, a GUI for rsync and a very useful backup tool
    • GNU dd_rescue and photorec, data recovery tools

 

Rescue CD
12.3 now ships an XFCE based Live CD designed to provide a lightweight and effective environment and powerful applications for recovering lost data, backing up existing data, editing disk partitions and accessing the help channels of openSUSE. Among others, it provides the following applications:

  • gparted and YaST’s disk partition manager for creating and modifying partitions
  • Subset of YaST modules to help with system recovery: bootloader manager, network device management
  • GNU dd_rescue and photorec for recovering lost or corrupt data
  • grsync, an rsync GUI, useful for backups
  • lftp: a feature rich ftp client
  • a lightweight web-browser (Midori), Xchat for irc chat, and a pdf reader to read pdf manuals

 

SUSE Studio
SUSE Studio users can expect availability of openSUSE 12.3 right from the release date, and support for upgrading existing appliances shortly after. This means it will be possible to easily create your own operating system for the cloud, desktop or portable devices based on openSUSE 12.3 with a custom package selections, artwork, scripts and any other properties. You can share your appliance or also browse other’s shared appliances on SUSE Gallery.

„6 months of open collaboration by our international Free Software community has once again resulted in a awesome product. It is great to see openSUSE again bring a stable but not outdated product to its users.”

– said Michael Miller, VP of SUSE

Support and life cycle

As usual, this release will continue to receive bugfixes and security updates for at least 2 release cycles + 2 months. Currently, openSUSE 13.1 is scheduled in about eight months.

For an even more detailed feature guide visit opensuse.org/12.3.

Go, get it!

Downloads of openSUSE 12.3 can be found at software.opensuse.org/123

Users currently running openSUSE 12.2 can upgrade to openSUSE 12.3 via the instructions at this link. Users who have a properly set-up Tumbleweed setup will automatically migrate to the new release without any additional effort!

Check out ARM images at the ARM wiki. Experimental ARM64 images are already available, stable 12.3 based images are there and will receive full maintenance alongside 12.3.

Thanks!

12.3 represents the combined effort of thousands of developers who participate in our distributions and projects shipped with it. The contributors, inside and outside the openSUSE Project, should be proud of this release, and they deserve a major “thank you” for all of the hard work and care that have gone into it. We hope that 12.3 is the best openSUSE release yet, and that it will help to encourage the use of Linux everywhere! We hope that you all have a lot of fun while you’re using it, and we look forward to working with you on the next release!

About the openSUSE Project

The openSUSE Project is a worldwide community that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. It creates one of the world’s best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community. The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds. Learn more about it on opensuse.org

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104 Responses to “openSUSE 12.3 – Awesome as 1-2-3”

  1. Ramires

    Downloading at 2,61 mbits from UFPR (Brazil), Uhaaaaa.

  2. Hi !!

    Good news!!

    Making noise for spanish speakers in my blog:

    - http://victorhckinthefreeworld.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/opensuse-12-3-ya-disponible-para-descargar-libre-abierto-e-impresionante/

    Congratulations all the Geekos!!
    Download and have a lot of fun!! ;)

  3. Downloading at 5Mbps from India :D:)

  4. Nilesh Raval

    To openSuse community .

    Thanks a bunch for all your hard work. You guys are rocking. I am Suse user from last 3 months and love this distro .

    Thank you from India

  5. vn14

    Thanks for another awesome release!

  6. M

    Great news!! Was looking forward to the release and now downloading it! For me, openSUSE is the best distro for the past 6 years!

    Thanks and best wishes from India to the openSUSE Community!

  7. Bob

    I knew that desktop linux is dead but today with opensuse 12.3 I have found it dead again! Live GNOME doesn’t boot with kernel panic plus other bugs!! Thank you… Adding EFI boot between RC1 and RC2 shows that you don’t know what is software engineering! Do you want to show us Windows is a better choice?!

    • hmm, sounds like your HW is not truly supported. Although kernel guys are doing whatever they can to support as much HW as possible, without actually having it (and without any useful documentation), it’s not always easy to support everything. But you can report the bug and try to help to improve current situation! You can test latest vanilla kernel and test patches that some developers might throw at you! And don’t complain that people with EFI got support for their HW, you want better support for you as well ;-)

    • David

      Works for me, Bob. I suspect you have some really poor hardware.

  8. Well done on a great release ! A reminder for anyone installing this openSUSE version (and other openSUSE versions) who wants support, please feel free and welcome to join us on openSUSE forums (http://forums.opensuse.org/forum.php) and/or on the openSUSE mailing lists, where there are details here on the various openSUSE communication channels: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Communication_channels

  9. DigitalFreedom

    Awesome release. I have been using openSUSE 12.3 with KDE Plasma desktop since RC2 and it works great. Also I like the desktop theme very much. Thank for the awesome software openSUSE contributors, and KDE community and all other upstream developers. You rock!

  10. 100le

    Already downloaded ;). Thanks a bunch for the effort. Keep up the good work.

  11. Jaa(c)

    Green smoke? Haha :)

    Thank you guys!

  12. Sun

    Keep up the super-awesome work. I dearly wish to use this OS.

  13. Hi,

    Is it already possible to do an update for openSUSE Tumbleweed?

    GaLaGaNN

  14. thanks. suse keeps rocking

  15. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who contributed to this release. Been loving 12.3 so far. Absolutely filled to the brim with awesome.

  16. Jan Steen

    One of my favorite distro’s.

    Great release… Thanks!

  17. Christian

    Many thanks to everyone involved in making OpenSUSE such a great distro! Downloading now :)

  18. Jdm

    I would like to know the logic and reasoning on why this release was not updated to 4.10.1 before it went final. According to distrowatch it ships with 4.10.

  19. Jdm

    Also, have fun with kded4 memory leaking like a mofo.

  20. houghi

    It is now on Slashdot. You are welcome.

  21. Tim Oosterhoff

    Awesome installation on a Dell Latitude e5530. But how do I install wireless?
    Thank a lot for all contributors!

  22. Matur suwun sanget, mas team openSUSE, mugi-mugi bermanfaat

    • bgd

      Hello!
      I am not at all a profesional, but had (litle) problems with enable wireless. Here what I did:
      - Started NetworkManager from the task-bar (right down corner of the screen, in the taskbar)
      - I checked the Enable Network Manager buton from the left down side of the screen showed at the previous step
      - as nothing seemed to happen, I log off and back again, and there it was, netwoorkManager was running, i added my WIFI nnetwoork an ready.

      The log off and back on seemed to solve the problem

      PS:
      Extremely happy with Linux, especially openSUSE – KDE.
      If I can suggest something: in Dolphin, when entering an empty folder, I would like in the StatusBar, at the down of the window, to be displayed info about the current folder (0 files, 0 folders etc) and not about the parent folder. Also, an watermark showing “empty folder” I think would be great.
      I think this would be good especially when working online on a remote computer via sftp, when it takes longer to load the content of a folder an sometimes I wait for seconds just to be shore I am watching an empty folder…

      Kind Regards, have FUN!

  23. Cliff Kennedy

    Just installed and so far it looks really good. Was wondering when kde3 install will be available?

    • Cliff Kennedy

      Having a curious problem trying to get into the box via a VNC “one-time” session. VNC is asking for a password — never happened with previous releases.

  24. cloud

    good news.downloading .

  25. Nilesh

    How can I install chromium browser ?

    • It’s in the main repository! So as any other application either via YaST or via zypper or via One-Click install:
      http://software.opensuse.org/package/chromium

      • Nilesh Raval

        Flash video running slow. (You Tube) Slow frame rate on full screen :(
        Was working fine on 12.2

        • There is not much we can do about proprietary closed source technologies like flash, let’s face it, flash is piece of crap. I would personally sugest enabling html5 on youtube. Apart from that, do you have same display driver? Didn’t you moved from binary/proprietary one to the open one or vice cersa?

          • Nilesh Raval

            Michal,

            I have same display driver as on 12.2 I mean default when I had install 12.3
            My PC spec is Dual core 2200 with radeon HD4350 graphic. Please let me know if any solution on this. I turned off desktop effect for full screen and helped me say 60% but again scrolling web page is also slow.

        • David

          Nilesh, try using the proprietary nVidia video driver (available from the nVidia support site) instead of the open source video driver. There are significant performance gains from doing so.

          • Nilesh Raval

            Thanks for the reply Michal and David,

            I have enabled html5 video and seems ok for youtube only. I am afraid install proprietary video driver for radeon HD4350 as the OS runs smooth..

  26. adam

    Downloaded and installed 12.3 this morning. Running great!

  27. Seems like lots of the KDE410 repo packages don’t actually exist when pulling from the 12.3 410 repo. Hopefully things will work, although I’m not hopeful.

  28. shawn

    SUSE rocks, I have used it since 5.2. It has come a long way. Keep up the great work. Remember to be kind, seed that torrent!!!

  29. Sam

    Thanks a lot for your hard work

  30. So, the new chameleon baby borned…sweet.

    I btw, started Gnome openSUSE 12.3 from the USB as Live, and even in that Live session is fabulously running, seriously. Good job, all the members!

    Love that black-green, bit darker colours…. Chameleon like a Sith Lord, hahaha

  31. Hey how, congrats to the team.

    Any chance of an installation guide on your Samsung series 9 xc3, please?

    Jbt

  32. bgd

    Great Looking, smooth running, feature reach :)
    What else could one want?

    For all those spreading Linux-”dead desktop” bullshit: I think You are looking for something free and powerful, as what You are using now does not satisfy You. But You are just too work-shy and lazy-bones to learn something new.
    Well..if Windows will not become free and OpenSource soon…it will be a really dead desktop..but who needs Windows, any way, with such a fine DISTRO :)

  33. Nikos

    Thank you for the hard work.

    Already seeding. However I will not be able to install it on my laptop unless somebody packs this “evolution-mapi 3.6.4″ for it.

    I need to connect to MS Exchange (until we migrate at work to something else, which is in the mid to long term plans). For the time being I use evolution-mapi from here https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?project=home%3Aachaios%3Aevolution-mapi&package=evolution-mapi

    Is there a place to vote for this being included in factory/the next release?

    And nonetheless thank you!

    • Not really, somebody (what about you? :-D) just needs to step up, and decide to maintain the package, then choose a good devel project, send it there and from there to Factory. And it will be in next release. It’s relatively easy. If you want a package, just take over and make it happen, nobody is going to stop you, more probably people will even help you with some good advices ;-)

      • Anonymous

        For the time being, I haven’t even managed to compile it for personal use, so I am not so sure I would be doing anybody a favor…

    • David

      Isn’t MAPI part of Evolution 2.26?

      http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/release_notes/2.26.shtml

  34. Chika

    Sorry… took a while to work out what you did with the @ key!

    Actually, doesn’t look too bad though it took a while to get my live image open on a VBox until I sorted out the requirements (though sound still doesn’t work!) A bit sombre, especially the front end of the Live-no-longer-CD which then descends into a bit of a mess as the boot up seems to be a bit hit and miss, but up it came in the end.

    Actually, the down side will be that I can’t use this image as I did the previous Live CD images to rescue other machines as not all of them will boot from USB. Ah well, my trusty old 11.4 CD will do for that. You can’t keep a good distro (or release) down!

    I’m still not sure about KDE 4. This insistence of putting everything on a Windows 3-like box never really sat well with me back when I was using Windows 3.1, and it doesn’t sit well with me now. I’ll have to see what can be done once my full install has finished downloading so that I can do some fiddling with installs, possibly even a go at KDE3 (finally sorted the last bug out on 12.2 – my LJ has the details, but suffice to say that putting HAL in the full repo and leaving it out of the HAL-enabled repo, plus not getting it to set up completely on install didn’t help me at all!)

    Seems to be fairly quick up and down, but I suppose I’ll know more over the weekend. Meanwhile, well done you lot!

    • Especially for this purpose (Rescue) was created a new RescueCD which is based on XFCE (less demanding) and contains more more powerfull rescue utilities than previous LiveCDs did.

      As for KDE4, it’s old, it’s stable and if you don’t, like new “Start” menu, you can get rid of it or replace it with different style menu ;-) I would recomend playing with it for a while, it’s quite customizable ;-)

      • Chika

        Fair enough, and that is one reason for holding it in a virtual box first, but it all depends on how far I have to go to make KDE4 into something that I am happy with. After ten full releases, it has come close once but has never totally satisfied me in the way that KDE3 has (hence the reason why I type this from openSUSE 12.2 running KDE3.5.10, and yes, I am subscribed to the KDE3 mailing list!)

        We shall see. My DVD ISO is now downloaded, so I’ll be setting a VB up shortly to give it a go. :)

  35. Roberto

    Really pleased by SuSE’s committed support for WindowMaker. Keep it up, guys, it’s a marvelously clean & fast piece of software.

  36. Downloaded and installed 12.3 last night, and this is certainly the sharpest looking version ever! Also nice that more recent versions of some applications have been included, like DigiKam 3.0 and GIMP 2.8.2 – earlier versions have seemed to ‘play it safe’ installing relatively old versions of apps. This could be enough to tempt me back to a KDE distro from Pear Linux.

    Not complaints but observations:
    On fresh install networking was disabled, which might cause someone trying for the first time some problems, and encourage them to decide this wasn’t for them.
    Similarly trying to install ‘non-OSS’ codecs etc required several goes despite creating a non-free CD (wasn’t recognised during install) downloading the file from the link suggested on first use of Kaffene to add Packman etc to YaST (failed to add repos) and manually adding the non-free repos (some dependencies then appeared unavailable). It all worked fine in the end, after a couple of restarts and installing VLC.

    It’s probably teething with the version update, and will hopefully be sorted soon.

    Overall I’d say you’ve done a great job – thank you.

  37. Superb Blog.

  38. This post very intresting. Keep it up………

  39. PVOzerski

    Hal cannot start on 12.3, therefore I have some problems with KDE3.

    • Chika

      Did you use the HAL-enabled version of the KDE3 repo? If so, and you have loaded HAL from the normal repo, then one fix I found that worked for me on 12.2 was as follows. As a root user, execute the following commands:

      mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/preprobe

      mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/information

      mkdir /etc/hal/fdi/policy

      /usr/lib/hal/hald-generate-fdi-cache

      I came across this on a recent KDE3 Hal-enabled build using 12.2, and I suspect that this would probably happen on 12.3 too. I documented it in http://mistie710.livejournal.com/84935.html if you want to read about it.

  40. Cliff Kennedy

    Something changed in 12.3 remote administration. In the past (12.2 back to at least 10.3) all you had to do is to say yes to remote administration in yast, turn off the firewall (or open the ports), and you could then VNC in to a login screen. Now, with 12.3, it asks for a VNC password. No password should be required for “one-time” sessions. What gives ???

    • Boris

      Hi, to remote administration (VNC). I had the same problem, VNC asks for password. After third restart, it just started to work, I have no idea what I’ve done to fix it. Now I have installed 12.3 on next next server, new installation, not an upgrade, and I have the same story, VNC asks for password. Hope that all I need to do is to restart the the server three times. I have to admit that I am lazy and I use yast2 to enable VNC. This VNC behavior is really magic to me.
      Anyway, many thanks to OpenSuse team for this great release!

    • Matthias

      Hi,

      VNC asks for a password in opensuse 12.3? I was not able to figure out the problem and spend to much time on it.

      Great release anyway.

  41. David

    Installed 12.3 on top of of 12.2 – discovered keyring was corrupted and I lost the Gnome integrations to my Gmail account. Deleting and adding back would not work (although it did for Evolution).

    Did a fresh install instead of an upgrade and was able to enable Gmail integrations again.

    VERY impressed with 12.3 compared to 12.2 and even more so than 12.1 (which, to be honest, stunk).

    I plan on upgrading/rebuilding my media server this weekend with 12.3 (upgraded from 12.1 to 12.2).

  42. Pierre

    Just wanted to step in the line and say Thank You very much, openSUSE team for another glorious, amazing and awesome release.
    I had some really weird installation problems with the usb stick where I dd’ed the install DVD iso image on. But after doing that again the problems was gone and solved. Only one thing I realized on my ThinkPad R60 was that after installing, it booted from usb stick again and when I hit ‘Boot from local disk’ it began to boot from usb stick directly once again and therefore I was stuck in a loop until I unplugged the usb stick and let the laptop boot again. After that I plugged it in again for the 1st system configuration and everything was fine.
    So, some hassles but nothing seriously problematic.
    I love the new theme, really a good work this time. Especially KDE looks stunning. So well, thanks again and keep up the awesome work!

  43. Sudarshan

    Awesome! Can’t wait to switch! I suppose I’ll have to wait a bit though :)(Upgrading is probably too dangerous ATM since I’ve got *several* OBS repos added, which probably cover a couple of the changes anyway)

    BTW please keep up the awesome work in maintaining the OBS repos. They’re one of the main reasons I love openSuSE, since they mean I can keep some of my software bleeding edge, despite keeping the base system stable.

  44. Geuns23

    Hi all together!
    Downloaded and installed 12.3: The best LINUX I ever used! Great job, thanks for your hard work!
    I’m not a professional but use SuSE Linux since Version 8. There’s no system like Linux!

  45. James

    as usual you have failed to mention that cinnamon is available for gnome. It is a very popular and makes the opensuse 12.3 gnome desk top a very nice complete desk top experience.

  46. promeneur

    you say “improved bluetooth integration”
    thanks
    but
    see
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=801284
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=801287
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=809791
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=317014

  47. Sam

    Hey, the item about GIMP now being included on KDE live media isn’t true. I have 12.3 KDE live on a USB stick, the default configuration, and there is no GIMP.

  48. Hi,
    The online upgrade on my new and old laptop went smoothly.
    I had some problems with my desktop. It uses the NVidia GT220 Video card.
    But fortunately I have some documentation available about the Nvidia repositories that I use. Replacing the reposities with the ones that worked in 12.2 resolved my problem.
    To summarize: I was able to succesfully upgrade to openSUSE 12.3 on 3 computers.

    My congratulations with this release.

  49. niemand

    Hey,

    I’ve been an (open-)SUSE user since 6.3 and I have to say you guys did a stellar job with this release. Everything worked seamlessy and runs ridiculously fast on my mediocre PC. My sincere thanks to everyone involved in this release, I’m having a lot of fun.

  50. Jan

    Hi, I am trying to do a clean install but even if I chose 1024×768 in the setup the OS boots up with 1280×1024 in 86Hz and all my monitors will not show any desktop in that frequency.
    All OpenSuse releases after 11 is not useable for me anymore, sorry to say that but I can not use any more time to solve all problem with the new kernel releases.