It happens that they leave us what they advertise as «4 good reasons to try openSUSE 12«, Which is precisely that, your point of view on why users should try this new version of openSUSE.
I share with you (a modest translation of mine) the article:
Table of Contents
1. Offers 4 desktop options:
- Although they gave up in the effort to try to incorporate Unity, they do include the novel Gnome3 in this version.
- En openSUSE 11.4 a preview of Gnome3 yes, but in this version there are a lot of new functions, options, improvements. For example, support for smaller screens, better notifications, as well as centralized online account setup have been improved.
- If you don't like Gnome3 you will always have the option to KDE, is now available in this version KDE 4.7. And although recent functionalities such as all the options for Tablet are not yet included, it can be used in these devices without major problems. For the next version of this distro will integrate all the improvements of KDE for touch devices.
- Last but not least, openSUSE users can also use Xfce o LXDE.
2. Renewed packages and updated applications:
3. Underlying technologies:
Improvements are provided in several more technical aspects of the system, for example it includes Snapper for file version control, systemd to make the system start faster, and it also begins to use the Google programming language: Go
4. Now in fashion, or rather: In the Cloud:
Based on the kernel Linux v3.1, now openSUSE is ready to run directly on Amazon EC2. Tools are included to manipulate virtualization such as Xen 4.1, KVM and VirtualBox. openSUSE is the first distro to embark on cloud desktop environment integration.
The repositories for this also offer the latest version of Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, and OpenStack.
What do I think in a very personal way?
So far only Snapper attracts my attention, the idea is really great. Imagine that you upgrade your system, it makes the OS not start correctly, suppose that the desktop environment stopped working, using Snapper we can "go back in time" and leave our system exactly as it was before the upgrade. I don't know about you but it really is a great feature.
The rest does not seem like anything from the other world ... I consider the versions of the applications not so new (I use Archit's Rolling...), I don't like the cloud computing issue either, I don't like the idea of not being able to control 100% my files or information, and desktop environments are not something exclusive to openSUSE, many other distros offer this and such one more time 😀
Nothing that despite the latter, try this new version of openSUSE, do not get carried away by my criteria, try yourself so that later: You can draw your own conclusions 😀