I could post this on my site, but I thought I’d do it here. I am running openSUSE 11.1 64bit.
The install looked very similar to 11.0. It was nice not having to accept a EULA, and how the installation was more streamlined. Detecting hardware, then partitioning. The partitioning tool was nice, but not what I expected. It took me a bit to figure it out (less than 5 minutes). Then on to picking packages. I selected other and it opened up a sub menu so I could select KDE 3. I went on to select more software (I usually install everything and the kitchen sink). When it came time to install, it was fast. I was surprised how fast. It then wrapped up with auto config.
Ok, now I’m in my desktop. Since I did not format /home, all my settings were saved. Now I gotta get my repos back. I open up YaST and add the community repos. OK, that helps a bit. When I switched the filter to display the repos so I could view the packages by repos, YaST all of a sudden was slow. It took a good solid minute to switch from search to repos. In KDE 4 (I did install KDE 4 as well), when I select a repo, YaST crashes.
I also noticed that they took out the description, when installing. Personally, I miss that.
My wife can’t tell the difference, so I consider that a good thing.
Overall, I think 11.1 is a good release. My main complaint is the 2 issues with YaST that I mentioned earlier.
Let’s hear what the rest of you think.