No more buntu

A few days ago, the Kubuntu 12.10 on my wife's notebook received a regular update but did not, upon the obligatory reboot, return to its regular operation: the display resolution was changed to 1024x768 and neither WiFi nor Bluetooth were avaliable.

I didn't even think twice (my wife said I was just waiting for such an opportunity, and she may be right) : let's replace this sad imitation of GNU/Linux with something I can rely on!

And what would that be? My wife asked for something really established, with an easy, graphical install routine, up-to-date packages and preferably offering a rolling release scheme. And it should not be related in any way to any kind of *buntu *shudder*.

What does that leave?

OpenSUSE, a descendant of Slackware. 😉 Of course, installation (12.3) is a breeze, and activating the Tumbleweed repository (and thus the rolling release scheme) too. Equally expected is the fact that all the hardware of this Fujitsu Lifebook AH 530 is recognized and supported out of the box. The lifebook falls asleep and gracefully wakes up, as desired, and the frequent hiccups and lockups due to the power management under *buntu are a thing of the past.

That leaves me with Archlinux on my main system, Crunchbang on the Mini, openSUSE on the lifebook, Fedora for my office desktop, and Debian Wheezy for the workstations. Pity I can't fit a Gentoo in between. 😉