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    Question will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    OpenSUSE 11.2 seems to be fast approaching; Milestones are being released at quite a good speed one after the other; but since I can't test them right now for my own personal reasons; I have to ask: are any of you running Milestone 7 smoothly on a system with the following or similar specs:

    Intel Pentium D 3.00 GHz
    1.5 GB RAM
    128 MB video memory

    Sorry if it sounds silly that a Linux distro wouldn't run with such specs, but I need to know, because I'm going to try out the final version when it's released. And as the system requirements for final versions and pre-release ones are almost the same (the only changes are mainly bug-fixes) I'm sure any answer would help.
    I only found out about openSUSE some weeks ago, (I've been trying to learn as much as possible about is in that time) and I thought as 11.2 was coming out so soon, it would be pointless to install 11.1 right now.
    Any replies will be appreciated.

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    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrownieCat
    OpenSUSE 11.2 seems to be fast approaching; Milestones are being
    released at quite a good speed one after the other; but since I can't
    test them right now for my own personal reasons; I have to ask: are any
    of you running Milestone 7 smoothly on a system with the following or
    similar specs:

    Intel Pentium D 3.00 GHz
    1.5 GB RAM
    128 MB video memory

    Sorry if it sounds silly that a Linux distro wouldn't run with such
    specs, but I need to know, because I'm going to try out the final
    version when it's released. And as the system requirements for final
    versions and pre-release ones are almost the same (the only changes are
    mainly bug-fixes) I'm sure any answer would help.
    I only found out about openSUSE some weeks ago, (I've been trying to
    learn as much as possible about is in that time) and I thought as 11.2
    was coming out so soon, it would be pointless to install 11.1 right
    now.
    Any replies will be appreciated.
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    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    BrownieCat wrote:

    > OpenSUSE 11.2 seems to be fast approaching; Milestones are being
    > released at quite a good speed one after the other;


    Release date is about mid November.

    > but since I can't
    > test them right now for my own personal reasons; I have to ask: are any
    > of you running Milestone 7 smoothly on a system with the following or
    > similar specs:
    >
    > Intel Pentium D 3.00 GHz
    > 1.5 GB RAM
    > 128 MB video memory


    I would say "yes" :-)

    > Sorry if it sounds silly that a Linux distro wouldn't run with such
    > specs, but I need to know, because I'm going to try out the final
    > version when it's released. And as the system requirements for final
    > versions and pre-release ones are almost the same (the only changes are
    > mainly bug-fixes) I'm sure any answer would help.
    > I only found out about openSUSE some weeks ago, (I've been trying to
    > learn as much as possible about is in that time) and I thought as 11.2
    > was coming out so soon, it would be pointless to install 11.1 right
    > now.
    > Any replies will be appreciated.


    If possible, test the Milestone 7 LiveCD which requires no installation at
    all and will allow you to get a fast preview.

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    Your system eats my little eee 1000 for breakfast, and it runs current suse 11.2 quite nicely - although video plays better when not on KDE 4. Personally, I'd say consider installing an alternative WM, like one of the *boxes, or a tiling wm like xmonad, to run when you need to squeeze the power out.

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    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    If possible, test the Milestone 7 LiveCD which requires no installation at all and will allow you to get a fast preview.

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    Camalen[/QUOTE]

    Yes, I know I could do that; but I don't want to, for two reasons:
    First, downloading such a large file (the openSUSE ISO is something below 700 MB)will consume lots of my Internet money.
    Second, an OS running directly from a LiveCD, even though it has the advantage of not needing a hard disk install, runs with significant performace loss as compared to an OS running from the hard disk.

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    Vahis NNTP User

    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    BrownieCat wrote:
    > If possible, test the Milestone 7 LiveCD which requires no installation
    > at all and will allow you to get a fast preview.
    >
    > --
    > Camalen
    >
    > Yes, I know I could do that; but I don't want to, for two reasons:
    > First, downloading such a large file (the openSUSE ISO is something below
    > 700 MB)will consume lots of my Internet money.
    > Second, an OS running directly from a LiveCD, even though it has the
    > advantage of not needing a hard disk install, runs with significant
    > performace loss as compared to an OS running from the hard disk.


    You're asking if it will run?
    But you know it'll be too slow to try?
    Sounds kinda funny to me

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    BrownieCat wrote:

    > Yes, I know I could do that; but I don't want to, for two reasons:
    > First, downloading such a large file (the openSUSE ISO is something below
    > 700 MB)will consume lots of my Internet money.


    O.k. I'm aware that not all places are "broadbanded" :-(

    I told you to test a LiveCD just only for you (well, your computer) to get a
    first contact with the kernel that will be bundled with OS 11.2 and
    checking that all devices are properly detected before performing a full
    install.

    > Second, an OS running directly from a LiveCD, even though it has the
    > advantage of not needing a hard disk install, runs with significant
    > performace loss as compared to an OS running from the hard disk.


    Well, from my experience, I can tell you that LiveCDs are "very slow" in
    comparison to a full-installed system, so if LiveCD runs just "fine", the
    installed system almost sure it will go far better :-)

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    Since everyone seems to think my computer is a 'speed demon' ( ) and should run openSUSE 11.2 very competently, there's no reason for me to test it right now. All the 'bug reporting' of openSUSE I wanted to do to contribute to openSUSE will have to be done after it's released.

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    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    You might install 11.1 and then update to 11.2 when it's there. But that's easily said, being on a 30 Mb/sec unlimited bandwidth usage connection.
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    Default Re: will openSUSE 11.2 run on my PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrownieCat View Post
    Since everyone seems to think my computer is a 'speed demon' ( ) and should run openSUSE 11.2 very competently, there's no reason for me to test it right now. All the 'bug reporting' of openSUSE I wanted to do to contribute to openSUSE will have to be done after it's released.
    It might run too fast. It might get to the end before you even have a chance to see it.

    Hmm... It is possible to download deltas between the milestone ISOs, as far as I know. It may also be possible to get a delta from the last milestone or RC to the finished product.

    Might be worth looking into if you don't want to wait.

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