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openSUSE 11.2 in VirtualBox

Posted 01-26-2020 at 10:58 PM by wagscat123
Updated 02-09-2020 at 10:26 AM by wagscat123

openSUSE 11.2 was released November 12, 2009, a few weeks after Windows 7 reached general availability.

KDE and GNOME both had slight but noticeable upgrades. KDE was upgraded to version 4.3, and KDE 3 was removed from the main install media. By the time of KDE 4.3, KDE 4 had become stable enough for general use, and many programs had been ported to the Qt4 and 4th generation KDE libraries. GNOME in openSUSE saw a darker and greener theme introduced, Sonar, which impressively used a quite similar typeface in its title bars to the one in the openSUSE logo. Just as KDE 4 becomes usable, an early preview release of GNOME 3 was included, and did not run well in VirtualBox.

WebYast, an attempt to make YaST available for remote administration, was introduced as a technology preview in this release. As well, the Qt interface of the YaST Control Center was redone, leaving YaST's starting page to choose modules from similar to where it is today. This was also the first release of openSUSE to support an online upgrade using the "zypper dup" command while the system is running. The user no longer needed to reboot to the install DVD to upgrade to openSUSE 11.2.

From openSUSE 11.2 on, VirtualBox Guest Additions are included. At least some features work, and you can resize the window or move the cursor in and out of the virtual machine without much struggle. To get the GNOME 3 preview working as well as possible, you have to go the Display tab in the Virtual Machine's settings and enable 3D acceleration.

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