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Announcing openSUSE 11.0 GM

June 19th, 2008 by

The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.0 — everything you need to get started with Linux on the desktop and on the server. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE Project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE.

The 11.0 release of openSUSE includes more than 200 new features specific to openSUSE, a redesigned installer that makes openSUSE even easier to install, faster package management thanks to major updates in the ZYpp stack, and KDE 4, GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion, and much more.

On the Desktop

Whether you use GNOME or KDE, the openSUSE 11.0 desktop is a beautiful experience. Users have the choice of GNOME 2.22, KDE 4, KDE 3.5, Xfce, and more! See the screenshot page for a in-depth look at the openSUSE desktop.

GNOME 2.22

GNOME users will find a lot to like in openSUSE 11.0. openSUSE’s GNOME is very close to upstream GNOME, because Novell and openSUSE want to do as much work as possible in the upstream release. However, we do modify GNOME’s artwork to provide a unified look and feel for the distro. The default GNOME configuration, such as panel layout, is slightly different than “stock” GNOME, and the openSUSE GNOME team backports a number of bug fixes into our GNOME release to ensure stability and the best possible GNOME experience.

GNOME 2.22

GNOME 2.22 in openSUSE 11.0 includes the GNOME Virtual File System (GVFS), with better support for networked file systems, PulseAudio for better sound management, improvements in Evolution and Tomboy, and much more!

KDE 4.0

openSUSE 11.0 is the first openSUSE release to include a stable release of KDE 4.0. This release includes sweeping changes in the KDE desktop, and represents the next generation of KDE. This release includes a new desktop shell, called Plasma, a new look and feel (called Oxygen), and many interface and usability improvements.

KControl has been replaced with Systemsettings, which makes system configuration much easier. KDE’s window manager, KWin, now supports 3-D desktop effects.

KDE 4.0 doesn’t include KDEPIM applications, so the openSUSE team has included beta versions of the KDEPIM suite (KMail, KOrganizer, Akregator, etc.) from the KDE 4.1 branch that’s in development and scheduled to be released in July and for online update.

Note that KDE 3.5 is still available on the openSUSE DVD for KDE users who aren’t quite ready to make the leap to KDE 4.

KDE 4 on openSUSE 11.0

Compiz Fusion

The openSUSE desktop is not only a green glorious sight to behold, it’s also available in 3-D! Compiz Fusion is now the default in openSUSE 11.0. You’ll find a slew of interesting Compiz plugins, as well as easier configuration with Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) and the more comprehensive CompizConfig Settings Manager that allows detailed configuration of your Compiz setup. See the Sneak Peek for a detailed look at Compiz Fusion on openSUSE 11.0.

Firefox 3.0

Firefox is one of the most popular open source applications on the planet, and the openSUSE desktop just wouldn’t be complete without Mozilla Firefox. The 3.0 release has a number of new features and improvements that will make browsing the Web on openSUSE convenient and safe, including better site identification features, simplified add-on installation and management, detection of “phishing” sites, the ability to save tabs on exit, better download manager, and a new page zoom feature that lets you zoom text or the entire page.

Note that openSUSE 11.0 ships with Firefox 3.0 beta 5, and updates to the final 3.0 release will be available through online update.

Firefox 3.0

Banshee 1.0

openSUSE 11.0 includes Banshee 1.0. The Banshee media player has been re-written to improve performance and includes many new features, including video playback, better “shuffle” playback, support for iPods, MTP devices, and mass storage player devices, and support for podcasts and better Last.fm integration.

Banshee 1.0

OpenOffice.org 2.4

You can work hard and play hard with openSUSE. If you need a high-quality office suite that’s Microsoft Office compatible, look no further than Novell’s OpenOffice.org 2.4. This release includes import support for OpenXML, 3-D transitions in Impress, SVG import support, improved performance over standard OpenOffice.org, and better Excel support and VBA macro support.

NetworkManager 0.7

NetworkManager has been vastly improved since 10.3, and now includes support for multiple network interfaces and UTMS and EV-DO cards.

Under the Hood

  • Linux kernel 2.6.25
  • glibc 2.8
  • GCC 4.3

Media and Download

openSUSE is now available for immediate download. The openSUSE 11.0 release brings several new options for installation media, as well as familiar choices:

  • openSUSE 11.0 DVD 32-bit
  • openSUSE 11.0 DVD 64-bit
  • openSUSE 11.0 KDE 4 32-bit Live CD
  • openSUSE 11.0 GNOME 32-bit Live CD
  • openSUSE 11.0 KDE 4 64-bit Live CD
  • openSUSE 11.0 GNOME 64-bit Live CD

You can download openSUSE 11.0 via HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, and Metalink from software.openSUSE.org.

You can also purchase a retail box with openSUSE 11.0 that includes 90-day installation support, physical media, and a printed Getting Started guide.


We want to hear from you! The openSUSE Project has many channels of communication:

To keep up to date with openSUSE, be sure to keep an eye on openSUSE News and watch Planet SUSE for blog posts from the openSUSE community.

Want to help the openSUSE Project? To get involved with openSUSE see the How to Participate page on the openSUSE wiki. We can use lots of different skills to help the project, so feel free to jump in!

All of the contributors who have worked on openSUSE deserve a huge thank you. Without your hard work, this release would not have been possible. openSUSE 11.0 is the best openSUSE release yet, and will help promote the use of Linux everywhere! Now, get openSUSE 11.0 and have a lot of fun!

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204 Responses to “Announcing openSUSE 11.0 GM”

  1. Marius

    Thanks for the answers Daniel and Robert.
    To Robert: I’m going check out the text-mode install from init 3. Last time when i tried the net iso, i think around version 10.2, it was so basic and primitiv that it hurts. It required an internet connection….so no offline installation was possible (sometimes the connection i have to use is slow) + the slow libzypp, but i’m going to give another try to the 11.0 version.
    To Daniel: Most of the time i start with fresh hdd or i delete all the existing partitions, but that “creating your own server installer CD with the packages you want with KIWI” sounds interesting. I’m going to check it out.

    Thanks again for both of you.

  2. Saurav

    I would like to put in my word of thanks and a big congratulations!

    I’m a software developer and so far, among the major distributions, I’ve found only openSUSE providing complete up to date development facilities on the DVD (Debian provides them too but they’re not up to date), INCLUDING API documentation for GNOME and KDE.

    I started with GNU/Linux using SUSE Linux OSS 10.0 and I see that most of the problems have been ironed out now, besides successive improvements to the professional structure of this distribution.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. knk

    Thanks, for this nice release!

    I am a user of SuSe since version 7.1 and this appears to be the best version so far
    (have been using 10.2 before which was ok except for the slooooow package management,
    version 10.3 gave me just trouble, especially when it came to sound support).

    Don’t bother installing KDE 4.0, however. It’s far from being useful right now, as it lacks essential functionality
    (e.g. lack of multiple sessions and different fonts in Konsole, lack of customization options, etc.). I am running KDE 3.5
    and it works nicely.


    • Grósz Dániel

      It seems to me that you can use Settings/Profiles instead of serrions in Konsole 2 (in KDE 4).

  4. Joe

    Well I’m stumped. I installed 11.0 on a separate partition. The install bucked a bit. It setup a user account and then it would only log in as root. Then when I re-booted it started up the install again saying it had failed. I played with it a bit and… It locks up with any desktop, i.e. GNOME, KDE, Xfce… When I use a window manager (ice, windowmaker, FVWM ect…) it runs fine. The Nvidia driver is working OK and 3D is on. I un-installed all the compiz and fusion stuff and any other thing I could think of to lighten up the load. It just keeps locking up. Must need new hardware. I’m using an Nvidia 7600 GS card and it works great in 10.3 I also run Ubuntu 8.04 and Slackware 12.1 without any major trouble. I have in the past setup fedora 8 and 9 and both work well. This is a real stinker because I really like openSUSE and really don’t want to move away from it. However if they keep putting out this type of stuff I will have to. Sorry, that’s just the way it is. I need a workstation that won’t freeze up on me when I’m in the middle of a stock exchange or writing a web page. I will try a new video card when I can afford it. The best I can guess is… New OS… New hardware…

    • Andrew

      Yes you are right. There are still bugs in suse and i’ve had trouble as well using it. They just squeezed in too many novel nifty features at a time and did not have time to test them throughly. Perhaps you would be better of sticking to 10.3 for the time being as the new things added(besides pulse audio which rocks) are not so useful in a working environment. The 11 release will improve from my experience with suse and every new major release in about 2 months when it will work flawlessly.
      But one thing is sure. I for once am sticking with suse. They are the only linux distribution not to say “linux should just work” and point you to learn vim to change some file and compile from source. They just take care to deliver (at least in my opinion) the most robust and complete distro out there, the only one not bloated with propaganda, and the only one i did not feel compelled to reskin. They are the closest thing to what an os should be. Before discovering it i was doing my own distro because they all seemed like 9’th grade projects to me.

      • Joe

        Well said, and yes I am staying with 10.3. It’s stable and works well for all I do on my computer. I did a clean install of 11.0 with the option to use the Xfce and not install any GNOME or KDE stuff. As a thin client it works very well. It’s fast and has what is needed in an enterprise environment, even some good multimedia if you install x packages only,(i.e. xine-ui). As you add packages you must be careful not to install anything that will add too much dependencies on GNOME or KDE as this will cause the compiz-fusion as well as other stuff to install, and I think that this is a big stumbling block for now. The only distro I think is stable with all the eye candy is Ubuntu. I know some people don’t like that word but I am only going by what I have experienced. I’m quite sure 11.1 will have much improvements. I remember the huge jump from 10.2 to 10.3, and even then 10.3 took a wile to smooth out, so let’s see…

    • Desperado

      Try Pardus. I had the same isues with SUSE – crappy distro, IMHO. Too much of stuff u dont need that only stalls the system. Your video is not bad, it should handle Linux easily. I installed Pardus – not so well-known as SUSE, but looks and works out of the box. Just perfect. And fonts are nice, despite the blury look in SUSE. Hope they will continue doing great job and Pardus will take the place in first 5 on DistroWatch.
      Good luck

  5. R.Rush

    I’ve been through the Linux ringer ranging from a KNOPPIX Live CD, Red Hat Desktop Edition, SUSE Professional 8.2 and 9.2, UBUNTU (two versions), and Dreamlinux (two versions). Some would see this as gloating but in stark contrast has very negative effects on users as they search for a decent Linux distro. For a very long time trying to leverage a Linux based platform has been so much a chore that I had actually started to lose my interest in applications programming. openSUSE 11 was a laborious undertaking as several torrents and HTTP downloads fubar’d on me but I finally nailed it and it has done nothing but set me back in my seat the entire time I’ve been acclimating myself to it.

    Some say it’s the best SUSE distro ever and I would have to agree but it could also be supported quite easily that openSUSE 11 is the best Linux distribution that has ever been released until now. Too many intuitive and professional grade applications like that of the seriously new and improved YaST and the networked connectivity established with the “one-click” installation service have raised the bar in the Linux realm and will soon be duplicated universally and that you can count on. The one click philos is relatively new as openSUSE is the second mainstream Linux distro, that I know of, to capitalize on the concept with great success.

    I don’t know, what exactly, Novell is feeding the openSUSE dev heads but, whatever it is, it needs to be marketed and shipped world wide. There are alot of developers and so called Linux purists that could really benefit from some down to earth rumination SUSE style.

    I likes y’alls cookin’

  6. Jussi

    Hi all, Thanks for the nice work done ! I just bought a new computer, killed Windows Vista out of it and installed Suse 11, KDE. It is great and works neatly. Yesterday I spend lots of time in installing new software into it.

    I am looking forward to stay with Suse for rest of my life :-)

    FIN : Suomesta saa ihan hyvia uusia tietokoneita, joihin voi heittamalla asentaa SuSe 11:n olen ollut todella positiivisesti yllattynyt.

  7. lintuxie

    yes i started also with suse 9.0 and have become an linux user great.
    i say yeeeeees to linux and so open source gret work i apericiate many thanks to the developers and special thanks to linus torvald.
    and i say noooooooo boooooooh to microsoft and the bootleg damn to bill gates

  8. Arturo

    gracias una vez mas, los mexicanos estamos en deuda con novel por apoyarnos en la liberacion de snuestros sitemas, desde este instante empiezo a bajarlo para instalarlo en mis maqionas (6)

  9. algernon

    First of all, congrats for what it seems to be a good and polished distro. However :) a small glitch during install:
    I have a 40gig ATA hdd for linux only, with a 10gig fat32 partition, 1gig swap and ~29gig reiser for root; when trying
    to lay 11 on this configuration, it complained that the hdd is too small and proposed
    to shrink the fat partition to 3.5gig :) I accepted but then it said that the root partition ends beyond the 1024 cyl. limit
    (bios fault :) ) and it might not be booted directly. I finally got away with 3.5gig fat, 2gig swap, ~80meg boot and ~24gig root.
    I have an ABIT IS7 mobo with P4@3gig and 2gig RAM + an 160gig sata HDD with windows on it. I’ve used SuSe 9.2, 10, 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3
    previously with the same setup and didn’t encounter any problems. Well, not the end of the world though, I’m not sure what the problem
    could be, but if it’s by design, I think that it should make it into release notes.

    Again, thanks for the hard work and good luck!

  10. mIC

    I’ve been a fan of SUSE since it’s very early releases. I was eager to install v. 11 as an alternative to XP (Vista is dead). It installed just fine on my X386 laptop. Unfortunately, when I tried it on my X64 desktop the GRUB could not create a boot menu and I was forced to go back to v.10.3 to regain access to my system. I use a separate 34G HD for Linux and one 160G for XP. The Windows system is divided in two partitions. Any clues?

    • mIC

      Tested it on a third computer with similar results. The problem seems to be with the X64 installation.

  11. Frankfurter

    Hi there,

    I have been using openSUSE 11.0 (i386) for a couple of days now. Before I have been using the 10.3 version with KDE 3.5.x. I wanted to try out KDE 4.0.x and decided for a fresh installation, not an upgrade. Backing up my data was obsolete, of course.

    The installation went without difficulties and quicker than with former versions. The looks are a matter of taste for sure, but I like the new looks of the installer. :-) I knew that KDE 4.0.x has still a couple of disadvantages, you get hinted to that often enough. Still, I really like it. :-)

    Yes, there are some problems. But I will not complain about them here, as I have not yet posted a bug report on them. I will try to do that soon.

    Still, I can work with a KDE 4.0.x installation. I can browse the internet, read and write emails, download pictures from my digicam, edit them and publish them, listen to music, creating spreadsheets and letters, even play a little.

    My parents have openSUSE 10.3 with KDE 3.5.x still installed on their computer. I wanted to try out 11.0 first myself on my computer. As they are not so “warm” with computers, I will probably upgrade their installation to an KDE 3.5.9 version of the 11.0 release, as for them the differences from 3.5 to 4.0 will still be too big (every little change is a huge change for them), but I still think, the openSUSE-team has done a very good job in making the difference not that big.

    I would like to thank the openSUSE developers for their efforts. Thanks to them and to other developers people like me are able to use a lot of good applications for free. :-)

    I am really curious how KDE 4 will develop in future. GNOME is also a really great desktop environment, but personally I just like KDE a little more. Xfce I have not used so much, so I cannot really judge it, but I hear a lot good about it. Isn’t it great that we users have so many choices? Maybe not for the ones who always seem to seek world domination, but I am very glad I have the choice amongst so many great free software!!!

  12. francisco

    Gracias a ustedes por dar software de calidad y lo principal opensource, que magnífico trabajo

  13. Wolfspider

    This latest distro is a big piece of crap. Yes, I said it! Anyone who says different is talking out their a$$. It doesn’t even deserve to be called an alpha let alone a beta. Come on people, I thought Mr. Bill was the only one who tried to pull this kink of stunt (one word – Vis… cough – cough… ta). openSUSE better get it together or they WILL give Linux a bad rep. We all know Linux is a far superior OS and there are good distributions out there to prove it. openSUSE is, or rather was one of them. Let’s pray 11.1 is a different story. Man I really… — Never mind! :-( Do yourself a favor. If you like openSUSE and you have not upgraded to 11.0 Don’t! Keep using 10.x you will thank yourself, believe me. I’m not going to name names, but I can think of at least 4 new distributions out there that blow away this one. I for one think 10.3 is the best! If you’re using that, keep it! I am… If you don’t like what I say in this comment, too bad. I like to tell the truth.

    • Frankfurter

      There is nothing wrong about to tell the truth I think.

      But what did you tell indeed? That the 11.0 release is a piece of crap and that Linux is a superior OS and that one should stay away from 11.0.

      What you did NOT give us though are _any reasons orexamples_ for why 11.0 is crap. So it is your opinion and that is okay to say it, but it does neither help the developers to solve the problems nor does it help to have a serious discussion about things.

      When there are problems, one should not pretend there where not, but please, name the problems and give examples, so they can be fixed and do not just say “it is carp”. First way will eventually lead to improvement, the latter just to annoyance and desinformation, though maybe to a short time of good feeling on your behalf because you “told them”. ;-)

    • Grumpy o'man

      There are many trolls out there with different motives to post their poisonous comments.

      Acting like they like Linux and openSUSE, but just that Novell deal, or they like KDE, but that KDE4, or current 10.x is OK, but that 11.0, or new release is OK, but that missing feature. List can go on and on as nothing is so big as people’s imagination, in good or bad.

      Frankfurter noticed lack of facts.
      Not that facts are not available, but trolls expect you and me as readers to put our facts to their use, to make their (paid) job easier.

      The top of hypocrisy is:
      > I like to tell the truth.

      Isn’t that sad. Man likes to tell the truth, but can’t afford it.

      • OK. Here is the list.

        The GUI on gnome for yast is still not working correct. Needed to roll it back and when I did could not even get to yast. HAD to use yast in text mode. By the way that works GREAT!

        The new eye candy needs a lot of work in gnome. It freezes up my system. Go away compiz and fusion DON”T need you… :-(

        KDE4 is still a beta stay away from it. Stick to 3.5.9 as long as you can.

        When running thin client sometime some of the security keys get corrupted.

        Sometimes the default install thinks it’s OK to install on a USB drive, BAD idea…

        They got one thing right. They use icewm now for the default when you startx.
        However the default run level is still 5 for a thin install…Why? It’s thin…

        X server is in a transitional state. Stick to one ore the other until the x.org people can get the new server conf files to work. XML rules!!!! (do we still need dtd?)

        Grub does not install correctly. I used the 10.3 version. Also a more generic version would be better.

        It reads the BIOS wrong and maps the drives out incorrectly.
        This is a really big issue if you still use IDE as wall as SATA drives. Better remember your hd0,0 hd1,0 etc stuff… sda may not be hd0 OOOKKK Better brush up on you grub commands.

        That will really mess with grub. AND just where did they put GRUB… in the MBR? Of what drive? Or maybe the root directory or did it go to the boot directory? How many licks does it take? The world may never know.

        Still can’t see partitions on drive as logical drives. You still have to add them in fastabs. Easy way is to use the partitioner in yast… if you can get it to work.
        IF your screen does not freeze up on you.

        That better?

        I’ll post more when I can remember all of them…
        Stick to 10.3 or migrate to a different flavor.
        My suggestions are:
        Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
        fedora core 8 (NOT 9) Don’t even get me started… RrRrrrrrRRRrrRr
        Slackware 12.1 VERY COOL !!!! (NOT for newbies)

  14. Steveo

    One of the great things about any Linux distribution is that you get a chance to fix problems if they occur and bother you enough. Micro$oft, of course, holds you hostage to their applications because they are un-fixable 99% of the time and you upgrade when they tell you to at significant cost. But here we have freedom. I have also had problems with the 11.0 release involving the upgrade install on a system with software raid, system lockups on a QuadCPU X64 setup, problems with Grub not getting set correctly, and problems with “X”. Instead of complaining about this particular distro, I wish to say ‘thank you’ to those whose blood, sweat, and tears went into openSUSE 11.0 and all the prior releases. Even though 11.0 may not work the best for me at this point, it obviously is working for other folks. With all the changes in the different packages like KDE, I view this as the shape of things to come while the product is experiencing growing pains as it matures. Keep up the great work!

    • Joe

      Well said. I am still using 10.3 because 11.0 is not working for me; yet. I will tinker with it and maybe even find some fixes. A lot of work went into 11.0 it just needs more. Also remember there are other distributions to choose from. I have both openSUSE and Ubuntu installed on my computer as well as XP. That way I can get the work done. Thanks again to openSUSE for the work. I will be looking forward to 11.1 :).

  15. Rohit Sharma

    In one word its good. But it doesnt offer me anything that will make me switch from my OpenSolaris, which still is faster and stabler option. Great work though.

  16. I have made a full Swedish remaster of openSUSE 11.0. I call it EXTON-OpSuS 11.0 LiveDVD. You can read about it HERE (if you understand Swedish).

    Nya EXTON-OpSuS LiveDVD pÃ¥ svenska, baserad pÃ¥ openSUSE 11.0, är nu klar för gratis hämtning pÃ¥ LINUX.EXTON.NET. EXTON-OpSuS kan lätt installeras till hÃ¥rddisk. Installationsprogrammet – liksom nästan alla andra program – är pÃ¥ svenska. openSUSE 11.0 släpptes av opensuse.org den 19 juni 2008. EXTON-OpSuS är fortfarande världsunik. Det finns överhuvudtaget ingen annan “remaster” av nÃ¥got SUSE-system nÃ¥gonstans för nerladdning. Inte ens pÃ¥ engelska eller tyska (sÃ¥vitt jag vet). Installerade program: Massor. Jag kan särskilt nämna OpenOffice.org 2.4.0, Gimp 2.4.5, Firefox 3.0 (stabila versionen), VLC 0.8.6h Janus, aMule 2.2.1, och aMSN 0.97. KDE 4.0.4 och kernel används. Jag har vidare lagt med kernelsources, Nvidias egen grafikdriver, kompileringsverktyg och “alla” win32-codecs. Kernelsources för att du ska kunna kompilera om kerneln vid behov (eller för skojs skull). Alla program har uppdaterats till senaste version per den 26 juni 2008.

  17. And

    That’s amazing release, thanks a lot for a real good linux distro!

  18. Anonymous

    i have problem with it :(
    i download the DVD at the first but failed to install ,
    the system hang after i press install ,
    then i download the Live CD GNOME ,
    the system did not hang ,
    but when it boot into the window the screen can’t display properly :(
    i don’t know how to solve it

  19. boomer

    This is a great release however I had major problems installing it. To get the system to boot I had to type ACPI=OFF or the kernel would hang during boot while loading the DVD. I also ended up having to remove beagle. System would lock up the moment beagle started or when downloading anything in firefox. It took a lot of effort to root cause. Out of frustration I tried Fedora 9 and Ubuntu Hardy Heron in the last week but they sucked so bad I decided to spend the time troubleshooting to get SuSE 11 to be stable on my system (2.4 GHz Pentium 4, Asus P4P800-E Deluxe) that had been rock solid with SuSE 10. Once I got it stable I have to say I’m very impressed. Suspend to disk works great and I like the way packages install so much faster now. Also it was very easy to add the nVidia repository, use Online Update to install the driver and then use sax2 to configure X, all in a couple of minutes after the install finished. Very slick. Nice work but watch out for Beagle. :-< Never could see why anyone ever used that anyway.

  20. Danil

    Finally! Thank you. I’ll download and install now.

  21. Can’t wait to install this new version, I’ve been with Suse since version 9.1
    Keep up the good work.

    Ahmed Samir
    Cairo, EGYPT

  22. Max

    Hi everyone!

    I interested in migrate from windows but, in my first try (with ubuntu), i can’t configure my HUAWEI E226 internet mobile device.
    Opensuse 11.0 can?


    From Chile.

  23. T

    Live CD looks good. The installer = Bugs.

    Partitoner just does it’s own thing and even after using the manual partioner to set mount points and mark partitions for formatting, The installer still wants to go ahead and do it’s own thing, Resizing and deleting partions without being given the OK to carry out it’s bodged guess of what the tables could be.

    Come on guys, After putting all this work in, It doesn’t matter if people like what they see on the live cd. If the installer deletes or resizes partitions containing personal or other operating system data without being instructed to do so, That’s a fail in my book. Users will not use opensuse if all their data becomes deleted after an install.

    The live cd install program is very important and will aid opensuse to increase it’s user base if it becomes useable again.

    It’s just a shame that the live cd installer wasn’t tested enough before release. You could have picked up on this major flaw.

    Good luck with the next live cd release because it is impossible to install this one on an already partitioned system.

  24. Recon

    Simply outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well done, guys! Keep going that way!

  25. kumaran

    Greetings Linux Users,
    Open suse is awsome aat any point of time. Keep up the good work guys and let the work continue. No words to praise ya ppl..

  26. Balamurugan

    I want to know whether Opensuse latest version will support Red hat Linux server?

  27. denis zanetta

    I just downloaded OpensSuse 11 and burned it into a DVD and I am wondering if with it I can upgrade my OpenSuse 10.3
    to OpenSuse 11 so that I will be able to maintain the majority of programs which I have installed and fine tuned to run very nicely or, there is no possibility but a new fresh install.
    Thankyou and byby. Denis

  28. Anonymous

    Dear all,

    I am very disappointed with suse 11.

    I am using a PC with intel core 2 quad CPU Q6600 2.4 Ghz and nvidia geforce 8800 gt and two screen(one sansumg 20 ” 205BW and one Cibox 22″ , using vista!

    fed up with vista I installed suse : suse 11 is not working properly: does not reconize nvidia card, firefox not working and a lot of bug with unable to read media 1 and so on!

    it seems this version is still under development!

    it is a petty to have such piece of s…

    I hope some day we will have a usable version

    • Joe

      Try 10.3 it is way more stable and the NVidia kernel is a one click install and compiles for you.
      I’m using a core duo 2.0 Ghz and A 7600 GS and it runs smooth and fast.

  29. Супер. Тестим ))) Огромное спасибо разработчикам, Вы молодцы

  30. I’m a user of Suse Linux since version 6.3 (I still have the box it came in). I kept using Suse all these years, for what it is… With all the goods and bads…

    I can’t wait for the download to finish.
    A big thanks from Greece, Thassos.

  31. Aaron Abdilla

    hi everyone im new to opensuse. Im all enthusiast to see it working Good job and keep it up
    greetings from malta

  32. yousuf

    Wow It’s great…..This is a great future os…..

  33. Adun

    As a plain user, I was really impressed by the 3d L&F, not only vista and mac can achieve this, but also linux do, well down openSUSE team!

  34. Joe

    To openSUSE 11.0 or Not? That is the question. A wile back I downloaded two of the 11.0 versions. The live gnome CD and the DVD install disc. Well, I should have guessed that when the live disc and the install were disasters that the same thing that happened last time to me did indeed happen again. I can’t say for sure but, openSUSE seems to hold a pattern. They seem to release buggy distros at first and then fix them within two months or so. I had this same experience with 10.3. When I first installed it, it was not working right. So I went back to 10.2 for a wile before upgrading to 10.3 for good. Now its happened again. I decided to download the files again and the live CD worked much better this time. So I went for broke and installed the DVD as an upgrade to the backup copy of my 10.3. So now I have 10.3 and 11.0 on the same system. I tinkered with it for a bit and the first thing I noticed was it was not locking up anymore and yast now works the way it should, even when you change the GUI. I think that whatever was wrong with the first download has been fixed. This latest downloaded version seems to work just fine. So what can we learn from this? When you want to upgrade to the next version of openSUSE wait for about two months and when the next kernel and other updates come out, try it again. Most likely it will work out just fine. I will keep you posted on this as things progress. For now 11.0 seems to be working just fine for me. ‘Till then, happy Linixing!

  35. DayLove

    I am a die hard redhat fan, but willing to give anything a once over :)

    Don’t hate

    • Joe

      No way. The first distro I ever used was Red Hat and it was great! Just cost too much for me now.
      “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”.

  36. Joe

    Well, I took the plunge. Now using 11.0 and so far so good. A few tweaks here and there. I miss my helix-banshee. Oh well… :-(

  37. Joe

    Well, I did it! I stepped up to the plate and upgraded to openSUSE 11.0 It seems to be working just fine. The fonts look great and everything seems to look just a bit more refined. The feel is indeed great and the package manager Yast2 is blazing fast. All the bugs that I encountered at first have been worked out. Thank you openSUSE development team for your vigilance and hard work. It’s amazing what an update of a kernel and a few other software packages can do. I did un-install the pulse audio. For my needs I just don’t use it. All the sounds seem to serve up just fine without it. The desktop effects are also something I don’t use so I leave them off too. Mplayer seems to be the multi media player of choice in this distro. It can play all the proprietary files including Windows Media Files, .AVI and .MOV as well as DVDs. Goto to http://opensuse-community.org/Multimedia to install all the so called restricted formats. I wish the big boys would realize that letting people play all those “restricted” formats on there Linux distro will in fact increase sales. Helix-Banshee was replaced by Banshee-1. It has lost the mp3 ripping option, however there’s still Grip. Make sure you have lame and twolame installed and rip away all you want. Grip is highly configurable even allowing you keep the .WAV file after words. The help files are very complete and with a bit of effort you can have Grip doing back flips. I have my wide screen LCD HDTV hooked up as a second display and it is now running in the native resolution of 1360x768_60Hz_24bit my personal preference is 2 separate X screens. Read my prior blog on how to set this up. Note, my setup is with Nvidia, ATI users will have to look elsewhere. Well, that’s it for now. As always, Happy Linuxing!

  38. sk

    why not support ifort?

    too damned high version of glibc?


  39. oscar

    fantástica distribución. genial!

    cada versión mejor.

  40. Всім дуже дякую. Класна штука :)

  41. Огромное спасибо за релиз! Очень буду ждать релиза с KDE 4.1 или KDE 4.2!
    Я перепробовал очень много дистрибутивов Linux, но этот САМЫЙ стабильный и подходящий мне!
    Отличная работа! Молодцы!

  42. nephilyn

    Well done OpenSuse team!……OpenSuse Rocks….

  43. Jose M

    Great distribution!! I have jumped 4 months ago and I’m still alive!!

  44. Branden

    Just wanted to say I love this release of opensuse ive used suse in the past and since ive been using windows since 3.11 I didn’t like it but this time around im loving it and i plan to use and learn it. After paying 400.00 for windows vista (poop) i think a free distro is the choice for me thank you for creating such a usable OS

  45. John van Rensburg

    Although I have professionally supported/run M$ networks and software, I have toyed with suse and linux since the first versions but missed a few releases.
    suse10 impressed me with the polish and ease of install on a 64 bit machine. Winxp 64 had me searching for drivers and everything but suse installed flawlessy!
    v11, like all their releases, is top notch.

  46. Sandy

    I am normally a KDE user but have SuSe 11 Gnome running and very well indeed. I doubt I’ll convert but it’s certainly not out of the question…it is easily the best Gnome desktop I have tried.

    I also have SuSe 11 KDE4. It obviously is quite a distance away from being a stable desktop but SuSe do have a disclaimer somewhere on their download page I think, somewhere anyway, saying that KDE4 is experimental and should be for interested people and experts. Well I’m interested and will keep updating it and see how it progresses.

  47. Jorge

    Felicitaciones excelente trabajo uso SuSe desde la version 8.xx

    thanks for the hard work and good luck!

    From Venezuela

  48. Mal

    A user of Suse for many years but as I cannot get a useable installation disk for ver 11 I will be moving to another dist.





  50. Maxime

    I have always loved Suse Linux or Open Suse however, version 11.0 made a great impression on me and worked fine on my laptop though could not get my wireless working. With Ubuntu 8.10 everything works straight out of the box without any fiddling. Windows XP professional got completely erased and unfortunately not Suse but Ubuntu is the main OS. And lets face it: Ubuntu is a great system and Mark Shuttleworth is one of the greatest among the Linux nerds. Shuttleworth is the best because he understands what is necessary to make a good distro in competition with the likes of Microsoft and Apple.