o KDE 4.3 Rocks! Bye, bye KDE 3.5.
It was 2 years ago I first tried pre-release KDE4 and got very worried. GNOME was driving me mad, and I could see the train wreck the KDE4 developers were putting themselves into develop.
o EXT4 Rocks to, seems fast and solid… Bye, bye, ext3,reiserfs & xfs…
o Install is cleaned up and bit less confusing than 11.1
though more works needs to be done on it.
o Firefox 3.5
I’ve used heavily already, but the welcome screen video actually worked in OS 11.2, where it stalls for me in Windows (XP, Vista & 7), as well as 11.1 unless you run video in a new tab. It is a good improvement on Firefox 3.0, even if it seems old hat to distro & OS hoppers.
Seems to have really improved the desktop user experience.
o YaST & zypper
Fast & efficient, as well as convenient I’ve been running it fine on 240 MiB RAM, system. Having commandline tools is great, as you can simply login (console or remote) and do update or install, and then try it out later.
Now after running pre-releases to go bug hunting, I wait to upgrade the main desktop, usually until after the first big update sets have slowed down (generally about 10-12 weeks after initial release).
This time! 11.2 has gained my trust, yes, yes I know I could run 11.1 + KDE 4.3 from repo. But I just simply have switched over to it. I even had to re-install 11.1 again yesterday clean to check a bug was a true regression.
It is a long, long time since a release has felt so stable, in it’s first week. 11.2 is faster and more stable than Windows 7 which was in Beta a year ago.
Now I am sure 11.3 will be even better, and we need to plan now, so we have some spare partitions to do test installs into, so the GM’s “just work” for even more people from week 1.