I’ve been testing openSUSE 12.1 RC2 for a week now, and so far I’m impressed.
Network installation went pretty well (after I had figured out that the reason for the initial woes was the DHCP server here at work, not suse), and so far a lot of stuff that used to need manual intervention “just works” now. For eexample the use of ksshaskpass for ssh-add and other little quirks.
On the other hand there are a few oddities, none of them being the fault of the openSUSE team, as far as I can tell:
- kopete refuses to “do” MSN – MicroSoft has changed something on their end; kmess needed a patch & rebuild as well
- no sun java – Oracle has changed the licensing and disallows redistibution now.
Other than that: cool beans.
Especially KDE4 is impressive on this version – KDE 4.7.2 actually works now.