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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! For example, the usc justdomyhomework.com llm degree is a great option for international students who want to become familiar with us laws and regulations

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287 Responses to “Announcing openSUSE 10.3 GM”

  1. Ian

    Well, I hope it’s better than 10.2! I have had nothing but trouble with 10.0 up to 10.2 so far. Troubles range from slow operations (a 2GHz dual core AMD 64bit system should not run slower than an AMD 1.2GHz single core Athlon!), inability to install tarballs (long story on that…) inability to get PostgreSQL to function properly (as in work consistently!).

    Bottom line is I got fed up with fighting my computer to get simple things set up. So I moved to PCLinuxOS and it just worked and very fast at that! But in order for me to have Linux at work it has to be either Red Hat or OpenSuSE. I don’t like Red Hat very well and until version 9.3, I thought SuSE was the best out there.

    I guess I am just frustrated with my recent experiences with OpenSuSE 10.2. I am hoping for better results with 10.3. If not, then I will have to scrap Linux at work… again.

  2. Thanks Novell for releasing another excellent linux distro!

  3. Mani

    I installed 10.1 first time with opensuse to have compiz, pretty stable. 10.2 was not that happy. 10.3 installed from RC1 and amazing product, my 5 year old kid is quite comfortable with this. Noticed that citrix client (was there with 10.1/10.2) is not there, need to search for it. Wireless on my this toshiba laptop worked straight, compiz fusion is the great, i tried to convert RC1 to final 10.3, but since then, when i try to launch “Open terminal”, it says a bug and desktop is not clickable, but menu/everything works fine. Need to see why. Overall very impressed. But did i tell you how i installed this? :-)

    On my office desk PC, i have vmware, installed suse10.2, setup PXE server, and booted my toshiba on network and installed from factory, took about 2+ hours on the install, but it was great. Now downloading 10.3 DVD image (from a mirror in australia, yah, my country), once it is done, will setup that with PXE server and many guys at my work want to abandon their windows/other distros to install 10.3 using my PXE setup. Thank you OpenSuse guys, this product is the great, boots in a minute, works good (same as 10.1) on exchange via the owa, stunning compiz (fusion), better battery life then my XP (missing my trillian though), same old firefox with google sync, can play dvd-s straightforward with the 1-click install provided by Magnus (thank you).

    Thing to get work :

    Java development, citrix, finger scan reader, support for my laptop’s inbuild memory card reader – thats all.

  4. allanregistos

    Can we have any updates on Novell’s petition to port Adobe suite into Linux?
    As a designer, I hate to use Windows, many of us in the design world love open source, but stick with Windows because we have to use Adobe and Corel’s products. And I will not use the alleged superior OSx.

    Anyway, this is a great distro, and I am once using 10.2.
    I would love to know if Compiz/Beryl will work fine with OpenGL apps..

    Congratulations to all for this new OpenSuse release.


  5. ronan

    Is bcm4318 wireless will work on this?tried with vmplayer but i cant find any wireless configuration (kde)?

    thanks to any reply.

    • Bruno

      Hi ronan,

      Best place for a question like this are the forums but whilst I’m here…

      As you may know, your card in manufactured by Broadcom. Now, Broadcom seem to have no interest whatsoever in writing linux drivers for their wireless cards, either as open or closed source drivers. Therefore your options are two-fold:

      1) Install ndiswrapper, it is there in the repositories. Now get hold of the Windows drivers for this card and configure ndiswrapper. This lets linux use the card by ndiswrapper building a small windows environment around the card then translating back and forth between linux and the windows driver (comments invited on factual accuracy please).

      2) Replace your wireless card with one that is fully supported in linux, such as an Intel wireless card, or a card that uses a chipset supported in linux, such as “atheros”, “ralink” and “prism” chipsets. Warning, manufacturers sometimes do change the chipset they base their cards on from version to version, sometimes from a linux friendly one to the Broadcom.

      I’ve been using SuSE linux 10.2 for nearly a year and only got the Broadcom card to work once on linux with ndiswrapper in my HP Compaq nx6110 and after much faffing around, too. So I bought myself a replacement Intel wifi card as this model is sold with Intel and Broadcom cards as an option. Hey presto, trouble free wifi in linux and windows. However, someone more knowledgeable than me may be able to help you get the Broadcom card working via ndiswrapper.

      Can I take it that you are using the wifi card in a laptop? If so be careful if you decide to go down the route of buying a replacement card. I read on the internet that some laptops lock out any other wifi card you install via code in the laptop BIOS, as the manufacturer certifies the limits electro-magnetic emissions of the complete package of the laptop with a wifi card and some manufacturers feel the need lock out after market modifications. Solution: Find a vendor who will supply a card preconfigured for your brand of laptop. I found one on Ebay, a seller of new cards that were preconfigured for HP laptops (others available too). Sent from USA to UK for under 17 GBP.

      Hope this helps. Try http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl and http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/forums for more details.

      All the best,

  6. N. Sridhar


    I am trying to download throubh http/ftp and get a file download of only 105.7 MB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have tried around 6 to 8 times since yesterday and also tried with around 5/6 mirrors and the results are identical.

    Is it problem only with me or is anybody else facing a similar problem.


    N. Sridhar

  7. John Chain

    For all HP desktop or laptop users planning to install openSuSE 10.3:

    If your system freezes at the first boot time during the installation, please try boot options as follows:

    noacpi nolacpi acpi=off pci=conf1

    My machine is HP dc5700 and I encountered the annoying system freeze at the boot time. Adding the above boot options can work around, especially for those latest HP machine. I suspect there is some conflicts between the kernel and the bios.

  8. Dinko

    Package management looks really impressive in openSUSE 10.3 and those Community Repositories make a really nice addition. I’m not sure why some people complain about multimedia support because it’s now easier than ever to get everything to work using 1-Click-Install (http://opensuse-community.org/Multimedia) or using those 3rd party repositories with Yast.

    One thing that seems not to be working perfectly is new TeX Live replacement for teTeX. I often use LaTeX to make presentation slides and for some reason powerdot package is not working properly (ps2pdf cannot make a final pdf file for some of the powerdot styles) so I had to remove TeX Live and go back to teTeX.

    Anyway, thanks to openSUSE Team for this great release!

  9. Konstantin

    Damnit :) I’ve just installed openSUSE 10.2. Do i need to DOWNLOAD WHOLE DVD to upgrade? In ubuntu i can say “apt-get dist-upgrade”. Is there a way to upgrade to 10.3 via YaST?

  10. David

    Thanks for a great release SuSE.

  11. Rams

    10.3 not see my HDs (Toshiba Qosmio G20)/ but 10.2, sled 10 works with HDs without problems. what can I do?

  12. Thailandian


    Well it looks like I’m heading back to 10.2 for a while. Not really the fault of 10.3. Overall, a day’s playing with it has left me saying neither: “Wow I have to find a way to get this to satisfy my needs – I want it” nor “I can’t see what all the fuss is about”, which is about what you’d expect from an incremental upgrade.

    When I first started looking to a permanent move to Linux, I soon realised there were a few ‘deal-breakers’ that would decide on which distro I chose, or, for that matter, whether I’d have to stay with M$. They were (in no particular order – they’re deal-breakers after all!): KDE, Opera, a full-featured video editor, decent virtualisation, decent audio editing, all running on a 64-bit OS.

    And that’s how I ended up, and stayed with openSuse. Of course there is other software that I rely on (Office, Gimp etc) but all distros seem to support them fairly well. However, everything else I’ve tried (Kubuntu, Fedora etc) failed on at least one of my deal-breakers. Now I find that there is no Cinelerra for 10.3 yet, and the 10.2 version has unresolvable dependencies if you try to install that. I did have a look at Kdenlive by the way. It’s going to be great software some day, but is feature-limited and crashprone just yet.

    Now it would be silly, if tempting, to blame the openSuse team 10.3 for being cinerellaless of course, but it got me thinking that it would be nice to have a regularly updated combined list of software that is available from all the major repos (say, the ones that make the ‘Community’ list), so that idiots like myself could check to see if our deal-breakers are on it before we waste time upgrading, then more time downgrading again.

    Anyway, it’s back to 10.2 for, hopefully, just a little while until cinelerra is repackaged. Everything else seems to work reasonably well – a few glitches, but nothing else that looks like a dead-end. Yast software management has certainly improved; though, where I am, I still need Smart for its multiple mirror capability. Opera just worked out of the box on my 64-bit OS (note that please, Ubuntu-loving slaggers of Suse), and the 10.2 version of Virtualbox installed on 10.3 easily though I haven’t got around to recompiling the core yet.

    In the meantime, I’ll be checking the Packman repo regularly and eagerly.

    • P. Stephen Murphy

      Looks like I maybe headed back to 10.2 as well. Both Firefox and Thunderbird are crashing on me. Firefox when the Download dialog appears and Thunderbird when I try to compose an email. Making both pretty useless. Both errors are coming out of glibc, both errors have to do with bad pointer references. I’m also having problems with video: Mplayer and totem and xine not working correctly. All of this was fine in 10.2

  13. Blaine Simpson

    Are installation Online Repositories adjustable?

    I took the time to mirror the full oss and non-oss branches to my network so I don’t have to waste Internet bandwidth and my time when upgrading 6 different servers. When I run the install, I have a check-button to use Online Repositories. I can see the details (location, etc.) of the repositories, but I see no opportunity for me to change the URLs. Anybody know?

  14. amee

    VLC is not installing on new openSUSE 10.3 – 65 errors!!!!


    WHY???? Anybody know????

    • Anonymous

      Use http://opensuse.org/Communicate to communicate with the community and ask questions/problems — much better than posting a comment here no-one might see. The VideoLan repositories are working fine for me though…

    • Anonymous


      I am not able to run vlc on suse 10.3 as well. I will buy Windows and delete the whole linux thing. It has no meaning to be working around many of hours to get things working under this operating system. I suggest anyone to buy Windows, since there works all out of the box.

      • Anonymous

        The creators of yast are either over-burdened or they simply cannot think or they simply cant admit, that smart package manager is MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better than the whole yast or I do not know.
        I installed suse 10.3, installed smart (under suse 10.2 everything went smoothly, after installation, I installed smart and with this program I got suse usable), smart cannot install anything because some unimportable keys are required…
        if you install vlc using yast, vlc does not work, if you want to delete packages installed during installation of vlc, then yast suggest you to delete virtually all packages (includin Xwindow!!!!!!!)
        sorry, calling it 10.3 final is …

  15. Shahid

    This SUSE Linux 10.3 Release is the best yet!

    Out of the box support for MP3 and Windows Media Files: AVI, MPG, DIVX, WMV, etc You’ll be prompted to install the appropriate codecs i.e. win32 codecs will be suggested as well as advanced options for further packages if required.

    The package management system has been completely renewed making it much easier now to install the files your looking for.
    The installation of the KDE version takes over an hour (default install) and depending on your package selection.

    Don’t expect a 10 minute installation, but once installed & running, it’s absolutely worth the wait!
    As always with SUSE, The KDE desktop has a nice polished look & feel to it.

    Thank you very much to all contributers and developers, testers. Excellent release and the best SUSE Linux release yet to date!

  16. dth1

    I love the look and feel of 10.3 – it is so much quicker to boot and close.

    The only problem that I have hit is that I use a floppy disc to boot – but the option in yast to boot from fd0 disappeared after 10.0 and the c/l option of grub-install /dev/fd0 does not seem to work with 10.3

  17. Rams

    anybody know toshiba raid drivers for 10.3 :(

  18. Tom

    Are there any packages for Amarok 2.0 (preview/alpha/beta/whatever)? I can see an instance running in the screens above but I couldn’t find anything in the DVD or the repositories….

    • It’s usually in the extragear-multimedia package of the KDE:KDE4 build service project but seems the last snapshot doesn’t build.

  19. EverGreen :))

  20. Ben

    Where is the LiveCD? I really would like to try OpenSuse 10.3 before I install it.

  21. Just a little off-topic, I realised that under IE 6, the main content column is slightly displaced lower, as compared to the sidebar. Perhaps, you might want to check it out.

    That is a piece of good news, pertaining to the release of openSUSE 10.3 GM. Hopefully I might be using it for VM.

  22. atuor

    Looked good at the installation, everything went fine until final boot, I got a ‘distorted screen,unusable, didn’t have this on 10.2 (ATI Radeon 9250 seen as RV280 5960, same as in 10.2). Tried to change settings with SAX (from runlevel 3 -> Yast) but everytime I did a ‘Test’, screen didn’t refresh correctly, mouse movements were not accurate… Anyone had the same experience ?

    • Silas

      I am having the exact same problem. I have the same g card as you. Monitor is LG flatron 20 inches wide. I am misiing half of my screen. Have you figured out anything ?

  23. Pieter

    Download faster!! Unfortuantely the maximum line speeds in South Africa is 100kb so it will be some time :/

  24. niels kjaer

    installation error
    have hp ze8500 laptop winXPsp2
    wanting dualboot
    installation goes as far as beginning to resize harddisk, halts with error : 1008 can’t format SDA 5

    MDSUM is ok, in beginning of installation procedure accepted check of DVD integrity, was OK
    tried to install again and now can’t read SDA
    reinstalled XP and tried installation of 10.3 again
    same misfortune


  25. tek_heretik

    Well I have a 3 SATA 3Gb/s Raid 0 and a JMicron SATA/IDE controller (problematic for other distros). I will be putting another IDE drive on the native Intel IDE controller just to get this distro up and running. Should be interesting to see if it ‘sees’ the Raid (Knoppix did when booted in debug mode to the GUI desktop) and the JMicron controller, much less the only IDE drive connected to it. Is there PCIe (16x) support for an nVidia 7600GS in the driver, we shall see? Oh, lets see if twinview will work also (one widescreen and one ‘normal’ dimension LCD monitors, different resolutions and refresh). And how about power management, I have power saving hardware (C2D E6700 all BIOS savings enabled, 2GB DDR2-800 @ 4-4-4-15, etc), what about openSUSE? 9.1 was great on my now gone old computer, since then, I have had nothing but bugs and trouble with later versions. I am hoping this one will work finally, I am very sick of Windhose. Sorry guys, but the days of loading distros on old garbage are over, the hardware is getting more exotic by the day. >:-/

  26. Elve

    Great !
    I upgraded it the (very) unrecommended way, namely by changing the repo’s and trying to update the packages. Which didn’t work of course, because the old Yast culdn’t read the new repo.
    Anyway, with some help from Smart i could make it work, and i’m suprised that, besides some dependency complaints, it fairly worked well.

    I’m also very suprised of the speed of the online repo’s. Guess that’s because of the the new repo system.

    Great job !

  27. ipapadop

    I am currently trying to install openSUSE 10.3 however after making changes to the partitions or the package selection the procedure hangs at “Evaluating package selection”.

    I have an AMD Athlon XP on an Asus A7V880 (VIA chipset) and 2 hdds (one SATA and one PATA) both of them healthy.

    • Matt

      I have the identical problem. I thought it might have been due to the extra repositories I added, so I tried the install without the online repositories or extra add-on CD, but received the same problem. Have you figured out what the issue is? I am installing on a new HP a1700n desktop (AMD 64-bit, 1 1/2GB RAM, 2-250GB SATA drives). — Thanks.

  28. shane

    where can i find the full download on dvd?

    • Bruno

      Hi shane,

      Navigate to http://en.opensuse.org/Mirrors_Released_Version and select a your continent/country. In fact all choices are on the same page, a link to an anchor takes you to the mirror site you select. Click on the word DVD with a superscript 3 after it and you will be asked to save the iso.

      For me, I live in the UK, so chose mirrorservice.org at the University of Kent. The http seems reluctant to work but clicking on DVD from the ftp panel below prompted me to save the iso.


  29. slimvad

    Is there a chance to install it flawlessly on to a Lenovo ThinkPad T61 laptop?
    I heard the latter is certified for SLED, so what about openSUSE 10.3?
    Many thanks in advance!

  30. opensuse is ROCK !!!..

    keep up the good work

  31. openSUSE is nice, but it doesn’t include proprietary drivers by default.

  32. Alex Rodriguez

    Just finished downloading OpenSuse 10.3, I have to use BitTorrent, not sure what is going with the http link, but after getting about half of the ISO file, it quits. The installation went smooth, not problem whatsoever on my Sony Vaio FZ180E/B, Nvidia 8400M GT, and the Intel/Pro wireless 4965. The only change I have made so far is the video driver, Suse by default install the NV driver which is an open source driver, so I download the Nvidia driver from nvidia.com, it seems to me that this driver is much faster.

  33. Jack

    Very nice work, it’s worth an upgrade, I am from Brazil and the only comment is that the installation process with online repositories enabled makes my installation show too much errors, saying that the rpm was not found.
    Solution: I turn off and on the modem (DSL) 10 or 12 times and click to “try again”. works greatly. Great job. and excuse my English.

  34. Kat

    YEAH – I posted before, but have to update. My HP nv6000 in all it’s glory LOVES 10.3!!! I no longer need “noapic” for power management issues, and now full suspend and shutdowns work. Also, previously the DVD’s from EVERY distro would hang on install – not nut the full 10.3 DVD. And sounds works beautiful (10.2 was not so good) and so much more… EVERYTHING works – and although my Broadcom still needs to be updated with fwcutter, at least the kernel detected the 4311 based hardware..

    Kudos to all the contributors – I love you all!

    And of course, after adding Crossover Office to my install, I even have the few windoze apps I need for work (lotus and a few others.)

    FWIW, I tried Ubuntu 7.10 and FC 7 and they still hung on DVD installs and could not handle the kernel without noapic..

    thanks again!

  35. Frankie

    This is one of the best Linux distro I have used so far. I knew SUSE 10.3 was going to be fantastic. The ease of use, the awsome hardware detection, and the new applications will have more PC user looking at an alterative to MICROSOFT. I have been in the IT business for a long time and have been through the growing pains of LINUX and the open source community. Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for making LINUX what it is today. SUSE 10.3 is way better than MICROSOFT VISTA and best of all its free!!!!!. I think 2008 will be the year for LINUX:) Please keep up the excellent work on SUSE and give a heartful thanks to all those who dedicated their time, passion, and effort to make Novell Open SUSE what it is today…..

    A passionate LINUX fan!!!!!
    Thank YOU

  36. nephilyn lee

    All sounds very good, great work Opensuse team!

  37. fievebr

    Good afternoon,

    I am more than happy of this new release and I would like to update my 10.2. I downloaded the image CD with KDE and try to update. I was unable to do the job because the system tells me : “Unable to download list of repositories or no repositories defined”. This message surprieses me because I set up my network connection with the correct proxy parameters.

    Any idea about that ?

    Thank you in advance for your help,

    Best regards,

    • Anonymous

      You can install from the CD also without any online repository and figure out your network problem later in the full installation (with full command line power).

  38. What can I say, you boys have listened and delivered

    MIke C

  39. Tim

    Great work! openSUSE forever!

  40. Nikos Geron

    Hi, I am trying to install openSUSE 10.3 on a system with an AMD64 processor, but the installation process fails ( could not find openSUSE repositories..).
    Meanwhile i have already installed openSUSE 10.3 on a system with an Intel 32bit processor and i must say that i am impressed of the new version. (I have already done a quick search on comments posted above.. I apologize if this kind of problems have already been discussed). Has anyone faced similar problems? Any advices?
    Thank you in advance

  41. Johan Barelds

    Can onyone tell me the difference between de primary download DVD (4.1Gb) and the DVD found on the mirror sites (68Mb)?


    Gr. Johan Barelds

  42. Tony

    Can I upgrade directly from 10.0, or must I wipe and reload?

  43. jambolo

    Congratulation 4 new version

  44. Sune

    What doew GM stand for?

    • Bruno

      GM stands for gold master. It represents the final release of the most recent suse version after development in the alpha stage, beta testing and one or two release candidates (known as RC) of each medium suse is supplied on.

  45. Snafu Manuel

    nice work!

  46. Marco Delgado

    I hate debian, but the only thing I like of it, is that you can find anything on those 3 DVDs. Why can’t be the same with opensuse? Why I need other non oficial sources to make it full operational, why I need fast internet to fully customize it to any computer at my home. I like opensuse, but I don’t like your management of the project, please keep me liking it, like in the old days.
    Another thing do NOT focus in gnome and let KDE behind. Give both of them importance, because some people, some, like gnome,but must of us like KDE.

  47. Matti

    The distributions are not working. There is no place where you can get DVD.iso version, at least from those mirrors I have checked.

  48. Cristi

    Testing, new fonts, new features, and so on….
    All Linux distributions now are working working great, due to the hard work of devoted people, however what can one do if can not install specialized application for daily working, not to mention lack of hardware driver, printers and scanners mostly .
    I personally would like to install an accounting software and some other specialized software for my bussines, but is impossible, does not exist. The answer I’ve got from some software developers was ” is very hard to do this kind of softwares , Linux use both Gnome and KDE, we only develop software for Windows, most users use Windows and is not profitable for us to spend time with it”.
    As you can see a small bussines does not have too many options and can not use Linux.
    Is true, at home I have a Linus distribution on one PC, but is only for fun.
    Any way congratulation for this new release and perhaps someone will think that in real world we need applications, OpenOffice.org is one.

  49. noniuZ

    very great work!

  50. vasu

    i want to install opensuse 10.3 on my dell inspiron 1420 laptop… i have one c drive(60gb).. want to partition it as 45 gb vista and the rest linux… but during the installation, the partition is not happening or it’s not able to recognize the partition… i don’t exactly know.. the laptop has come with vista preinstalled… opensuse will install if i’m ready to delete vista permanently… but i;m not ready to do that