What was your favorite openSUSE version?

and why was it your favorite as well?

My favorite was openSUSE 10.2 because its the only distro I tried at that that impressed me enough to leave Windows. :wink:

Still some quirks here and there, but openSUSE 11 wins for me… Many improvements and usability has never been better!

On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 16:46 +0000, snakeeyes wrote:
> and why was it your favorite as well?
>
> My favorite was openSUSE 10.2 because its the only distro I tried at
> that that impressed me enough to leave Windows. :wink:
>
>

I like 10.2 as well… but 10.3 is good (evolution is broken though).

I run 10.3 at home and 10.2 at work (have to use something that
speaks native MS Exchange).

I haven’t tried 11.0, I’ve decided to wait for my boxed version
to arrive… then I’ll try it out. My friends are really liking
it though.

Currently it’s definitely opensuse 11 for me because of the improved package management which is much faster and better to use.

Of course the other versions worked well for me, but only 11 fixes the only really big issue of the previous versions: the slow package management.

/me preferred 7.0, most of the stuff you wanted you had to compile ( command-line heaven :smiley: ) stable as a rock it was

Andy

On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 18:26 +0000, Monex wrote:
> Currently it’s definitely opensuse 11 for me because of the improved
> package management which is much faster and better to use.
>
> Of course the other versions worked well for me, but only 11 fixes the
> only really big issue of the previous versions: the slow package
> management.

Package mgmt was almost lightning fast from 8.2 to 9.3 (here and there).
Just fyi. 10.1 messed everything up. The 10.1 - 10.3 series
was slower than the 7.x - 8.0 series (which was really slow).

openSUSE 11.0 works very smooth on my systems so I voted for it. My previous fav version was 10.2 as I skipped 10.3

10.3 for me 10.1 was a horrible mess, in 10.3 I could actually use native package management :slight_smile:

11 was a good release though, but still 10.3 was a relatively bigger enhancement http://forum.compiz-fusion.org/images/smilies/pidgin-smilies/tongue.png

Anything from the 9.x series was superb.

I’ll go with the 9.x series as well. It stole me away from Mandriva, and really impressed me as far as Linux went. That, and it had me ready to trash the XP partition.

I’m not saying it is better than 11.0, it is simply my favourite. It worked well, was extremely stable, and introduced me to a whole new world of Linux. 11.0 is great, and after going through the 10.x series, things can only get better. :slight_smile:

I never tried the 9.x version (or anything before)–I was Slackin’ it back then…:wink:

I say 11.0 for not only the package management and easy “restrictive” codec et al installation, but also for the greatly improved installation. Installing before took forever. Now, I installed 2 or 3 gigs off the dvd, and was at a working kde 4 in less than thirty minutes–on a Celeron 1.4 Ghz processor.

Better than Domino’s! :smiley:

I really liked 9.1 personal, as it was my first glance at linux.
Later on i installed 9.1 professional and stayed there learning.

After 2 years i installed SLED v10 for good and have dual-boot windblows only for games. It’s practically 100% linux at home. Now that many good games come natively for linux at this point i kind of forgotten how the windblows desktop looks like
:slight_smile:

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Haven’t try 11, but neverthless 10.3 is work great for me.

openSUSE 10.3 with kde3 is fast and very stable: it’s my favourite right now. OpenSUSE 11.0 is very promising and the winner in terms of speed, though I would like to run a more stable kde 4 release (and I don’t wish to install kde3 on it). Waiting for the final 4.1…

On the 4 PCs, where I have installed openSUSE starting from 9.3, through every 10.x distribution, 10.3 is unequivocally, the best SuSE/openSUSE version.

I did not include 11.0 in my comparison, as I do not have it globally installed yet, but from what I can see from my test PC, 11.0 is superior to 10.3 for the functions that I use Linux for.

10.0 gave 10.3 a close “run for its money”. 10.0 was the last SuSE version before the package management change, and the last SuSE version before the shift to openSUSE (where the inclusion of most proprietary drivers was dropped), … hence 10.0 had an ease of driver setup that even 11.0 has difficulty in matching.

I see no body liked 10.1, probably cause of the package management right? :stuck_out_tongue:

Was it really that bad, when I started a second time with OS 10.2 I though it wasn’t really good either but I never thought it was horrible.

ZEN was slower than a turtle, I could solve and download dependencies manually with rpm faster than it could http://forum.compiz-fusion.org/images/smilies/pidgin-smilies/bad.png

:eek: …

11.0 is great.

I have to true fave, but if I hadn’t loved Suse and YAST I likely would have been looking at other distros with how long it took to load up for adding software.

I would often just choose to add more software and keep it open as I worked, just in case I wanted another program it would save 4 minutes or however long it seemed to take for that to load up in 10.3 on my laptop.

:slight_smile: 10.3 for me. Too early to vote on 11 yet. Still trying to burn an iso that works.

10.0 brought me across from Mandriva, been a SUSE fan ever since, Yast, Yast, Yast!