Friday, November 18, 2011

openSUSE 12.1 has been released - for new UXs

2 days ago, openSUSE 12.1 has been released (see this post). This is not only the release for latest packages but also the release for new UXs.

New Installation Experience

If you want install from openSUSE 11.3 or former one, or want to clean-install, download and use install media as you done before. But if you want to install from openSUSE 11.4, you can update with this approach. Of course, it's easy.

New Cloud Experience

openSUSE 12.1 supports cloud solution - named "OwnCloud". You can seemlessly use Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Facebook and so forth via OwnCloud.

New Backup Experience

openSUSE 12.1 also supports "Snapper" - the backup system with using snapshot feature of btrfs. If you want to use this feature, you should use btrfs file system.

Comparison with OS X Lion

IMO, these UXs are corresponding to OS X Lion's ones.
 openSUSE 12.1OS X Lion
Update Experienceeasy to upgrade from openSUSE 11.4easy to upgrade from OS X SnowLeopard
Cloud ExperienceOwnCloudiCloud
Backup ExperienceSnapperTime Machine

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