openSUSE 42.2 for Linux

by Novell, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (733 votes)

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License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
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Publisher Novell, Inc.
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openSUSE provides everything today's Linux user needs for home computing and computing-on-the-go. This product includes a Linux operating system plus dozens of essential integrated tools that showcase the latest that open source has to offer.

Latest Reviews

marty

marty reviewed v42.2 Beta 1 on Sep 2, 2016

Been using SUSE for 20 years. This is the best version. Stable and extremely fast. A real OS not a toy like Windows 10. I dual boot

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.3 on Mar 12, 2013

very nice and laid out distro but still I prefer Zorin and MInt for my top linux pic's

wyzwyk

wyzwyk reviewed v12.2 on Sep 7, 2012

The two month delay of openSUSE 12.2, while a little inconvenient, may have really helped this release. After installing and playing around with it a short while it seems to be a very well functioning and highly polished distribution, with no glaring problems to date. This is fantastic compared to the under-cooked 12.1 release users downloaded ten months ago. Kudos to the development team for not letting that happen again. From what I've read sometime next week users of openSUSE 12.2 will be able to add a repository so that they can download and install the new KDE 4.9.1 desktop. NICE! Along with the rolling release repository this should be one decked-out and classy looking distro. I hope no show stopper problems crop up as I look further at this release, because right now it looks like a real winner!
Yes, I concur with Music4Ever, the comments by Troll and Hugh G Rection are pretty infantile. I think it would be wishful thinking that either of those two clowns will ever grace fileForm readers with anything of substance.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v12.2 on Sep 6, 2012

I actually installed SUSE last night & not ran from USB & it's nice but I still prefer Ubuntu & I've tried most distros, But SUSE is excellent & if you like the interface use it. Each to their own as always.

TROLL & Small E Rection should be banned with their continual moronic & infantile comments, either probably couldn't use Linux anyway, stick to Windoze you two!

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.2 RC2 on Aug 4, 2012

Linux = meditation for gurus

marty

marty reviewed v12.2 RC2 on Aug 3, 2012

Ubuntu = English rripoff of Debian.

openSUSE rules

Hugh G. Rection

Hugh G. Rection reviewed v12.2 Milestone 1 on Feb 14, 2012

SUSE = Linux for Germans.

radelahunt

radelahunt reviewed v12.1 Milestone 3 on Aug 30, 2011

OpenSUSE 11.4 is very nice. It works as advertised, and does a great job. The only problem I ever ran into in my entire time using it was when choosing to encrypt only /home and swap: it does not populate /etc/crypttab so you are greeted when you first boot it in this configuration with an init 1 level "some partitions did not mount" etc message. Simply log into this, go populate /etc/crypttab, and ctrl+D and it reboots and then no longer has that issue.

It's fantastic, and I use it on all my computers. I would highly recommend it! :)

mancubs

mancubs reviewed v11.4 on Apr 12, 2011

It rocks compared to w 7 u Microsoft you suck

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.4 on Mar 15, 2011

The 11.4 final seems to have fixed just about all the problems I have had with the milestones. It works great with Virtual Box 4.x and includes the latest Firefox, LibreOffice and other key apps. Improved setup, improved screen / resolution support and an improved default desktop configuration all add up to a nicely updated final version. I'm glad they seem to have pulled it together for the final release. It was a LONG road, but it looks like they pulled it off. Thankfully.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (733 votes)
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marty

marty reviewed v42.2 Beta 1 on Sep 2, 2016

Been using SUSE for 20 years. This is the best version. Stable and extremely fast. A real OS not a toy like Windows 10. I dual boot

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.3 on Mar 12, 2013

very nice and laid out distro but still I prefer Zorin and MInt for my top linux pic's

wyzwyk

wyzwyk reviewed v12.2 on Sep 7, 2012

The two month delay of openSUSE 12.2, while a little inconvenient, may have really helped this release. After installing and playing around with it a short while it seems to be a very well functioning and highly polished distribution, with no glaring problems to date. This is fantastic compared to the under-cooked 12.1 release users downloaded ten months ago. Kudos to the development team for not letting that happen again. From what I've read sometime next week users of openSUSE 12.2 will be able to add a repository so that they can download and install the new KDE 4.9.1 desktop. NICE! Along with the rolling release repository this should be one decked-out and classy looking distro. I hope no show stopper problems crop up as I look further at this release, because right now it looks like a real winner!
Yes, I concur with Music4Ever, the comments by Troll and Hugh G Rection are pretty infantile. I think it would be wishful thinking that either of those two clowns will ever grace fileForm readers with anything of substance.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v12.2 on Sep 6, 2012

I actually installed SUSE last night & not ran from USB & it's nice but I still prefer Ubuntu & I've tried most distros, But SUSE is excellent & if you like the interface use it. Each to their own as always.

TROLL & Small E Rection should be banned with their continual moronic & infantile comments, either probably couldn't use Linux anyway, stick to Windoze you two!

TROLL

TROLL reviewed v12.2 RC2 on Aug 4, 2012

Linux = meditation for gurus

marty

marty reviewed v12.2 RC2 on Aug 3, 2012

Ubuntu = English rripoff of Debian.

openSUSE rules

Hugh G. Rection

Hugh G. Rection reviewed v12.2 Milestone 1 on Feb 14, 2012

SUSE = Linux for Germans.

radelahunt

radelahunt reviewed v12.1 Milestone 3 on Aug 30, 2011

OpenSUSE 11.4 is very nice. It works as advertised, and does a great job. The only problem I ever ran into in my entire time using it was when choosing to encrypt only /home and swap: it does not populate /etc/crypttab so you are greeted when you first boot it in this configuration with an init 1 level "some partitions did not mount" etc message. Simply log into this, go populate /etc/crypttab, and ctrl+D and it reboots and then no longer has that issue.

It's fantastic, and I use it on all my computers. I would highly recommend it! :)

mancubs

mancubs reviewed v11.4 on Apr 12, 2011

It rocks compared to w 7 u Microsoft you suck

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.4 on Mar 15, 2011

The 11.4 final seems to have fixed just about all the problems I have had with the milestones. It works great with Virtual Box 4.x and includes the latest Firefox, LibreOffice and other key apps. Improved setup, improved screen / resolution support and an improved default desktop configuration all add up to a nicely updated final version. I'm glad they seem to have pulled it together for the final release. It was a LONG road, but it looks like they pulled it off. Thankfully.

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v11.4 on Mar 12, 2011

I have been spoilt by Linux Mint

The final of Suse is a slow dog by comparison and has an unfinished edge to it.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.4 Milestone 5 on Dec 29, 2010

Milestone 5 of 6 is the latest one, and they've made some tweaks to the default environment. Some graphical flair (glowing windows and such) but it seems to make it feel sluggish without actually adding much to the mix. In fact, in apps like Gimp, the "glow" bleeds into the 3 panels when they are put side by side, and that is distracting and a bit annoying. It also defaults to single-click mouse mode, which given that KDE is sort of a rip of Windows, leaves Suse the odd-man out. It also seems to have an odd bug where if I right-click on an app in the menu and choose it to "add to panel", clicking on that icon does not launch the app (gimp for instance), while it does in Mandrake 2010.2. If I just drag and drop the icon from the menu to the taskbar/panel, then it works as expected. Minor annoyance, but still, it lends substance to the feeling that Suse does something with the interface that is just not standard and not as stable and predictable as KDE should be.

It does have more cutting edge apps, such as Firefox 4.0b7, LibreOffice 3.3.0 m17 and Gimp 2.6.11, and that is pretty nice if you prefer the latest and greatest, though I do wish they had both 3.6.1.x and 4.x installed so you could run either one while you wait for add-ons to be updated, etc.

It also still has the problem with resolution under VBox that I mentioned earlier, which is a real problem for me. Latest Mandrake 2010.2 worked 100% with VBox and I was able to choose 1400x1050 and other resolutions there no sweat, but not with Suse 11.4 M5 - still.

Mixed bag for me. Mandrake is certainly more stable and functional right after install for me, and frankly, 11.3 is much more reliable and workable than 11.4 has been to date. I'm not sure where the problem lies, but I wish the developers were able to pay some more attention to reliability and functionality over cutting edge tweaks and the like.

I like OpenSuse, but unless you are a bleeding edge tweak-geek, I just can't recommend 11.4 M5 at this stage. Perhaps it will get there, but with only 1 more Milestone before the final release, they have a lot of work to do in very little time in order to make that happen.

So, Mandrake 2010.2 for productivity, and Suse 11.4 M5 for the adventurous. 3 Stars for now, even though I do appreciate the distribution in principle and am grateful they keep working on it and providing it free to users. I just want it to go forward instead of sideways in terms of development.

renegadeviking

renegadeviking reviewed v11.4 Milestone 4 on Dec 17, 2010

OpenSuse 11.4 Milestone 5 (KDE 4.6 b2, kernel 2.6.37 RC5, Gnome 2.32.1, LXDE .5.6)

OpenSuse 11.4 Milestone 5 will boot from YAST with all XFCE, LXDE, KDE, and Gnome installed. FXCE won't show up even though programs will. Expect it to freeze up when memory gets exceeded (with 512 MB of RAM), and if you have 768 MB or 1 GB of RAM than you have no worries. The crashing is 100% RAM related. Wants to go into "Fast boot" than its slow boot fail-safe kicks in after 20 seconds.

To avoid crashing, I looked up "Resolution" in KDE menu search-box and used KDM to change the resolution to 1280x768 with those PCs on 512 MB of RAM. This crash phenomenon is known to happen in KDE 4.4.4 in OpenSuse 11.3

KDE 4.6 beta 2 looks cool by itself. No more kernel lock to increase performance by 10%! LXDE stilll a great desktop shell, and didn't crash. Best for 512 MB of RAM PCs.

Gnome 2.32.2 never crashed yet. LibreOffice looks and acts like OpenOffice. no complaints. Had to install VLC to play audio codec.

revparadigm

revparadigm reviewed v11.4 Milestone 4 on Dec 2, 2010

Dude "Libre Office" is Open Office. They broke clean from Oracle after they took over Sun Microsystems. Always like Suse, this just keeps getting better and better.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.4 Milestone 3 on Nov 13, 2010

This version is more stable and I'm able to setup and login no problem - Finally.

Interesting move to Libre Office instead of Open Office. I do find that on the latest version of VirtualBox, this version of Open Suse does not auto-install the Guest Additions, and I can't seem to get it to install manually like I have been able to in the past, so that limits my ability to set the screen resolution. 1024x768 is pretty confining nowadays. I usually set it to be 1400x1050 in a window on my 1600x1200 display, but I can't do that with this one. It does have the latest Firefox, but I do sort of wish it had Firefox Beta 4.7 so I could test how fast the Java engine is on the thing. Still, it's good to see it sort of shape up. I hope the final 3 milestones come and go quickly and re-enable auto install of the Guest Additions.

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