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openSUSE 12.2 in VirtualBox

Posted 02-09-2020 at 10:38 AM by wagscat123
Updated 02-14-2020 at 08:42 PM by wagscat123

openSUSE 12.2 was released September 5, 2012. Summer releases seem to have been troublesome for the distribution, and the release of 12.2 had to be pushed back from July.

The boot process's revamp continued, with the introduction of GRUB 2 and the introduction of the Plymouth boot screen, which lessened the screen flickering and allowed for prettier animations at boot time. The boot animation in this release of openSUSE is particularly beautiful. System V init is also still included as an option available at boot time.

KDE, GNOME, and Xfce saw some feature upgrades. The typeface in KDE looked much nicer. As well, the llvmpipe software renderer was included that allows the GNOME Shell to run on hardware without 3D accelerated hardware/graphics as well as in virtual machines. GNOME in this release appears more stable, although a few GtK apps still use the GNOME/GtK 2-style interface and don't look integrated well into the GNOME 3 interface.

An older version of the VirtualBox Guest Additions is 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. GNOME 3 will work regardless of whether 3D acceleration is enabled as the llvmpipe software renderer is now included. Software rendering decreases performance, but getting the 3D acceleration drivers to play nicely is generally not worth the fuss.

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