Testing this Weekend - Results


I have been testing 11.3 M6 and F13 beta both using gnome.
There is no doubt Fedora make a sweet OS and it is good. But it’s just not even coming close to the openSUSE marque.

I can’t begin to say how well 11.3 is performing, very quick and responsive compared to Fedora.

One thing I have noticed in both Fedora and Ubuntu is the option to ‘Format’ in the context menu when you right click a mounted usb device on the desktop.
Anyone have a heads up on that?

I recall MS-Windows used to have an option for that for floppy devices many years ago. I’ve never heard of this before for a USB. I’m not so sure it is a good idea … does it give an option to format in different formats ? (ie vfat ? ntfs? ext2 ? ext3 ? … etc … ) . Its interesting ! :slight_smile:

Good on’ ya for the testing.

While I really really like the eyecandy of KDE4 AND I have been a big KDE fan for years, the relative speed of LXDE has me somewhat puzzled and in awe, … still. I have LXDE running in Virtual Box on my Core i7 with only 1GB RAM allocated (under openSUSE-11.3 KDE4) and it simply blows away the host KDE4 for speed (where the host OS has access to 6GB of RAM). I have not sorted yet if that is a Virtual Box quirk/enhancement (but it can’t be - an OS should run SLOWER under Virtual box) or what … but LXDE on a Core i7 (even as a virtual box client) runs like everything runs in RAM and its soo much faster than KDE (and KDE fast on a Core i7 - but not as fast as LXDE) !

… I am constantly asking myself … is this KDE4 eye candy worth the small speed loss (wrt LXDE) ? :\

Install gnome-disk-utility, logout/login :wink:

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel
up 18 days 3:53, 4 users, load average: 1.85, 0.68, 0.38
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 195.36.15

That got it. Consider yourself a Gnome Master! Thanks

It might not be a good idea for some. I hear where you are coming from. But isn’t the same a common Microsoft feature? Hence I doubt very much it could be a cause for as much disaster as you suspect.

LOL! your welcome :slight_smile: It’s a nice little utility.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel
up 18 days 6:12, 4 users, load average: 0.38, 0.44, 0.50
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 195.36.15

With Kubuntu 10.04 (and earlier) a mounted usb device doesn’t show up on the “desktop”. However, right-clicking the device in start menu>Computer, or panel’s Device Notifier, or in Dolphin, does not contain an entry to “format”. It must be a Gnome thing.

BTW, I never had a disaster using the Windows context-menu entry to format a floppy. Caveat other user. :slight_smile:

Continuing my intrepid exploration of all things ‘Gnome’, I have committed the cardinal sin on my work Laptop G550 and broke my kde-pure by installing Gnome alongside KDE.
It works as expected - perfectly, and I can switch readily between the two with logout/login.

Regular updates on the 11.3 install on my R61 are providing a rock solid platform - looking good for this new release!

You know you can run them both at the same time too… use xnest and
another display :wink: Someone posted on alt.os.linux.suse usenet awhile
back how they run one DE on one monitor and an alternative DE on the

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6 (i586) Kernel 2.6.34-rc5-6-desktop
up 1:21, 3 users, load average: 0.27, 0.36, 0.27
ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME

I’ll not be doing that. Not setup for it.

Wow. lol! Do their eyes have independent suspension to enable “Eye on Gnome” and “Eye on KDE”?

My other half has ‘eyes in the back of her head’
Does that count?!

That may have something to do with “hindsight” being a wonderful thing… :stuck_out_tongue: