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openSUSE 11.4 in VirtualBox

Posted 02-02-2020 at 11:20 PM by wagscat123
Updated 02-03-2020 at 12:44 AM by wagscat123

openSUSE 11.4 was released March 10, 2011, the day before the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.

systemd wasn't quite ready to be default in openSUSE 11.4, and GNOME 3.0 would be shipped a few weeks after the release of openSUSE 11.4. GNOME 2.32, the last release of GNOME 2 and basis for the MATE Desktop fork of GNOME, was the default version of GNOME. As well, this is the last openSUSE release to include the highly customized one panel GNOME interface with the custom slab menu. GNOME 2 saw an updated icon set, and in KDE Plasma 4 the title bar color was adjusted to match that of the window.

The GNOME 3 Shell preview runs reasonably well, although no other GNOME 3 components besides GtK3 seem to have been included. The GNOME Shell otherwise appears close to the final design of GNOME 3.0. Firefox 4.0, a major modernization of Firefox and when Firefox first adopted its current rapid release schedule, was included.

There had been tensions between Sun and other contributors to for years about accepting patches upstream before Oracle's purchase of Sun, and in the face of Oracle's discontinuation of many of Sun's open source projects LibreOffice was forked. openSUSE 11.4 was the first release to ship with LibreOffice, and made openSUSE the first major Linux distribution to do so.

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.

Back one, openSUSE 11.3:
Next up, openSUSE 12.1:
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