Well another alpha release is out and I’m behind on getting my screen shots out.Â This time I’m ahead of last time.Â There have already been a few articles out there already about this release with plenty of screen shots and will include links to them.Â This way you get twice as much.Â For those that don’t want to click on the links, I’ve setup a page with all of the screen shots.
To start this off, as many of you probably know already, there is a new looking installer (Though my favorite part comes at the end).Â They have combined a few things onto one page which is really nice.Â We didn’t need 5 pages to get 5 small details.Â Ok…Â In this example its 3 items in one, but still.
This is the first screen.Â And there you have it, the new looking installer.
Screen 2 and Screen 3
of the installer is checking the hardware and setting up the repositories.Â In a way this is nice because it just takes care of it for you.Â These moved fast for me.Â Note:Â I didn’t have an internet connection so I don’t know if the outcome would have changed or not.
The usual, what would you like me to install, upgrade, repair, and addons.
Screen 5 and Screen 6
This is the newÂ time zone selector.Â Its much nicer.Â I can now just click on what I want to go to.Â So the first one is the whole world and the second is my time zone.
Screen 7Â Screen 8Â Screen 9Â Screen 10
These are the option selection and partitioning pages.Â Mostly just to show off the new installer.
Screen 11Â Screen 12Â Screen 13
Screen 14Â Screen 15Â Screen 16
Root, Host Name, apply settings pages.Â Nothing too exciting here.
Screen 17Â Screen 18Â Screen 19
Network Settings and Applying them.Â Notice in the top left that you can op to skip these settings.Â This is a great feature in my option.Â Sometime I just don’t want to worry about these settings for right now.Â Though this isn’t very often.
Screen 20Â Screen 21Â Screen 24
Pick your auth type.Â I didn’t notice the windows auth this time though.Â I am using the gnome install CD, but don’t know if that should change things.Â Also adding a user.Â Other than the spacing being off a little, nothing really new that I noticed.Â Note Screen 24 though, new or not.Â I’ve never noticed that it tells you that the caps lock is on before.Â Great to have that change.Â Sometimes I notice that the texts changes before I realize that I have the caps on.
Release notes, nothing new
It’s Alive.Â Or at least grub comes up.Â Note that for me the first boot after stage 2 thought my install failed at some point.Â I didn’t see the monitor, graphics, and some other hardware configs.Â They could be missing.
Now for my favorite part other than the new installer.Â This makes my day.Â I don’t think anything annoyed me more than the stupid, stupid, unusable, waste of time gtk software selector.Â Luckily they have made a big change to it.Â THANK YOU!!!
SO MUCH BETTER!Â It might now work a 100%, but at least I don’t hate it just by looking at it.
So thank you opensuse and community for another alpha release.Â If only I could find time to mess with this!
Some links of interest with alpha 1