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openSUSE 11.0 and KDE 4.0 in VirtualBox

Posted 01-23-2020 at 11:06 PM by wagscat123
Updated 01-26-2020 at 11:34 PM by wagscat123

openSUSE 11.0 was released June 19, 2008.

It most prominently shipped KDE 4 and a version of YaST ported to Qt 4. KDE 4.0 introduced radical changes to KDE's interface and design, such as Plasma and its applets that go on various panels and the desktop. KDE 4 also switched the file manager to Dolphin, and added many graphic effects and a new theme (Oxygen) with openSUSE customizations to the desktop. While KDE 4 modernized the desktop environment, it was rather unstable and incomplete for at least a year or so after its release. The graphics and design of the YaST Installation are stunningly elegant though.

GNOME saw a version upgrade and more minor changes, while KDE 3 continued to be included while KDE 4 was coming of age. A preview version of Firefox 3 (version bumps like 2.0 to 3.0 were significant for Firefox back then) was included as well. openSUSE 11.0 was one of the last releases of openSUSE to include SaX, which I referenced and fought with in many of the earlier releases. I gave the late SaX2 a run to see where it had evolved a decade later.

When setting up this version of openSUSE, in VirtualBox's new Virtual Machine wizard I selected "openSUSE (32-bit)" as the operating system. I additionally suggest, to make your life easier, to go into the Input menu and unselect "Mouse Integration".

Back one, openSUSE 10.3:
Up next, openSUSE 11.1:
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  1. Old Comment
    Is the cat included? I looked at your attached images; they were helpful. Thanks!
    Posted 01-24-2020 at 06:48 AM by greencedar greencedar is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Originally Posted by greencedar View Comment
    Is the cat included? I looked at your attached images; they were helpful. Thanks!
    I wish lol!! Glad this was helpful for someone!
    Posted 01-25-2020 at 03:29 PM by wagscat123 wagscat123 is offline


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