openSUSE Leap 15.2 Release Candidate

In this episode of the CyberGizmo we explore openSUSE Leap 15.2 RC

Original Large Linux Distros I left off Slackware and it of course was another good one and still is.

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28 thoughts on “openSUSE Leap 15.2 Release Candidate

  1. I have used many, many gnu/linux distros since 2007, but openSUSE is one of my favorites and has a special place on my heart besides Debian, I love debian too, my main machine a desktop has openSUSE 15.1 and my 2 laptops have Debian on them, anyways it was a good video and/or review, subscribed to your channel.

  2. Started using SuSE Linux back in the jurix days, I really can't recall if it where 4.3 or 5.3 – the box is put away in some storage these days – and actually I never left. Still use it on desktop, laptop and home server.

  3. I've been running 15.2 in virtual box with 4 Gig of memory allocated to the VM on an i5 10th Gen Intel notebook with a total of 8 Gig. OpenSUSE 15.2 with the KDE desktop runs fine in this config. Can't wait for the GA release in July so I can quit running this in a VM.

  4. OpenSuSE has been my main distro since version 11. I distro hopped for a while but wound up sticking with OpenSUSE. I started out with Slackware back when the binaries were in a.out format and bounced between Slackware, Red Hat 6.x (not the Enterprise release, but pre-Fedora), Mandrake and a few others. I had the opportunity to work with a major hardware vendor doing QA for SLES on notebooks and supported SLES and other SuSE products for a few years. Unfortunately I'm doing neither now. For me OpenSUSE has been a great distro. Like DJ Wave said they don't include non-open source stuff. So check out the Pacman and VLC repositories. Packman is similar to EPEL if you've worked with RHEL.

  5. Running "free -h" 6 times after bootup on each of 4 different GNOME installations (2 x Arch Linux, 1 x Manjaro, 1 x Void Linux) gives me for "used" an absolute minimum of 432Mi (Arch), an absolute maximum of 594Mi (Manjaro) and an average of 498Mi over all 24 measurements. So, 710Mi memory footprint on openSUSE doesn't impress me that much.

    Btw., I started my Linux journey in 1996 on the old SuSE, stayed on it until 2002 when I moved on to Red Hat.

    Oh, and I forgot to mention: all these systems use lightdm (lightdm-gtk-greeter), not gdm. I believe that alone is good for a saving of about 200Mi.

  6. Gnome Edition?? WTF !! Gnome is still BIG SHIT of a Desktop. DJ, please review the KDE Edition, not this shitty garbage and totally unusable Gnome Crap !!

  7. Suse was my first venture into Linux, around 1998/2000. Had to work in Windoze and came back to Linux 3 years ago. I still like Suse, weakspot. On Arco OpenBox nowadays but…. If I do KDE i am gonna give Tumbleweed a try!

  8. I recently found and tested a Russian Linux called Astra Linux, is intended to be a windows desktop replacement and really comes with everything pre installed even kvm and qemu and everything literally everything, comes in 2 flavors, Common Edition General-Purpose OS
    Ensures the protection of confidential information which is free and Special Edition Special-Purpose OS which is paid, i heard is the Windows Replacement for Russian and Chinese Government and is Certified by Ministry Of Defense Of The Russian Federation as the MOST SECURE, im just a power user so i would love to hear your thoughts about the security features of the free version of this Russian OS, you can get the free version right here

  9. I enjoy your videos very much. They have loads of info and you make the experience even better with your commentary. I was so tired of all these memes and clickbait videos full of controversy and politics. Looking forward to more of your material!

  10. I installed Leap 15.2 beta KDE onto an SSD and was impressed that everything I wanted to do could be done, especially given I'm not particularly technically competent! After 6 days I did an update and there were over 500 packages and over 800 Mb to download. The download portion of that seemed to take forever unfortunately, I suspect because I live in Australia and there are no fast local mirrors to use. That was one of the reasons I gave up on Tumbleweed a while ago now, simply huge updates and slow mirrors. But, both leap and Tumbleweed impressed me otherwise. I may even install the final version onto a drive and see how many updates the final version has each week 🙂 Thanks for your video.

  11. Great video as always. I do think SuSe as it was known back then was based on Slackware for sometime, before it was altered so far from it's parent distro that it came in to it's own. I started out with SuSe also, as it came with all those cd's and DVD's with all the packages on it, big help for a guy without internet back then. Mandrake and SuSe was my two favorites back then. Red hat was my first ever install in the late 90's tho 🙂

  12. Mr. Ware, I like your channel, and occasionally watch it. I wish I had more time to watch your channel. I wish I had more time and skill to learn the topics you talk about, but at the moment, I do not have either.

    You seem to know more about rpm-based distros than the other Linux channels, or at least the ones in English.

    I am curious about what the pros and cons and differences are between all the different rpm-based distros. For example, I like Mageia. I used it for over a year, when I was just getting started in Linux. I found the members of their forum to be helpful. I have been using Fedora Rawhide as my only operating system for over a year. I tried OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, and would recommend it to Linux users who were not newbies. I do not think I would recommend any rpm-based distro to a new Linux user. I once tried Korora, and it was newbie-friendly, but that distro died. I have never tried Gecko or some of the others. ROSA was good, but all the support was in Russian. I have not yet tried OpenMandriva, but it is high on my list. I have never used any of the subscription-based distros. I have slightly tinkered with other kinds of distros, SparkyLinux, ExTix, MX, Antix, Antergos, Manjaro, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. I liked using the "Unstable Developmental Version of Neon." That one got KDE packages even before Fedora Rawhide's KDE version. There are more to distros than just what is on the iso. For example, the number one perk to SparkyLinux, is the sole developer is a really nice guy, that is super enthusiastic about Linux. And with MX, you have a large fan-base. There is a Linux guy, named Arnie Exton who often makes custom isos of things that he thinks some Linux user might be interested in. I have tried several of his isos, and he offered feedback. The same is true of a guy making EzNix, although, he is only making isos for his own personal pleasure. I sometimes watch DistroTube, and used to watch other channels that I have not watched in a while: Joe Collins of EzeeLinux, Linux Quest, and Cup of Linux, and Don't Call me Lenny ( I hope Lenny is okay. I assume cancer finally got to him ). There are other channels I occasionally bop in to see what is going on: Quidsup, Switched to Linux, Explaining Computers, Gary Explains, Level1Linux, etc. There are numerous others that I would watch if I had the time: SneekyLinux, Backyard Linux, xramtech, etc.

    I am also curious what would happen if one was using Wayland and removed or X11. How bad would the distro function in 2020 without ?

    I am also slightly curious what all the hoopla is about buildng a distro with clang instead of gcc. I think I read OpenMandriva does that, but not by default. And that Fedora was looking into it.

  13. In a year or so when you revisit this distro's update, please click on the software Link, to show the xfce and other available packages.
    As I mentioned. The compiled libraries and programs are really "tight". Leap is a distro with which to reckon. It beats my favourite –Fedora32. What I like with non ARCH systems is grub compatibility. If I choose one distro as default, the grub menu for that distro will show and enable one to boot the others in the list. Arch is the odd-one out.

  14. Hi DJ
    I have been using the above version since it was introduced, some months back.
    It is great, clean, and has what one needs.
    I use it for all my C language development, because Leap's software libraries, and related programs for C programmers are superb, and produce the smallest, tightest software, when comparing to the next distributions.
    In the months I have it installed, it has not failed me; it is rock solid, with current software versions. I use it and Fedora32 as my alternate distribution. I always have an alternative backup.
    Great presentation and "Happy Anniversary". By the way, I watch you on youtube with firewire, Amazon's streaming adapter. With the FW, there is no way to post comments, but one can give the hand. To comment, I pull out the laptop, and do the post.

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