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openSUSE 11.0 Now Available for Pre-order!

June 5th, 2008 by

openSUSE 11.0 Boxed EditionIt was quietly put up on the Novell store front page but openSUSE 11.0 is now available for pre-order! The boxed edition of openSUSE, which I have long been buying, has stayed the same, kinda bland looking white with a big lizard for a long time. But with 11.0 comes a new design that looks extremely slick and cool.

I also noticed the rather large notice on the American store page for openSUSE 11.0, which reads “Order to be shipped upon product release June 19.”

Hopefully that means they’ll try to avoid the tough time I and several others had getting a boxed edition in the United States (pre-ordering openSUSE, then getting it five weeks later, or four weeks after public release). They also don’t have the promotion from last year, where if you pre-ordered openSUSE 10.3 you got free shipping. Maybe that’s a trade-off for getting it at a reasonable time, if so I’m cool ;-).

UPDATE: According to an email Novell just sent out, free shipping is back if you pre-order, at least in the US. Also, a commenter said there is free shipping in Germany too.

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6 Responses to “openSUSE 11.0 Now Available for Pre-order!”

  1. jrdls

    it is extremely slick and cool! however I have one question: does this version come with proprietary codecs out-of-the-box? for $60 it should

    • Unfortunately I don’t think so. I think it should have them in there too, they could get them legally from Fluendo, but they don’t.

  2. Yann

    Shipping is still free for germany on the website http://www.suseshop.de/

    “Versandkostenfrei bei Vorbestellung bis 18.06.2008!”



  3. Nice box, however it looks as if it was designed by tech heads for tech heads and not for Joe Public.

    • Interesting point Mark. I don’t know, I feel that it’s kind of “generic” enough to appeal to both. My standard is if an average person sees it on the store shelves (which they won’t, at least in North America 🙁 ), and stops to look at it, what will they think it is *without reading the text*, just the name? To me, the 10.x series boxes were more for the openSUSE community, with the giant lizard on it ;-). No one from outside the openSUSE universe would get the significance of that, whereas the guy in a chair with a laptop kinda shows “OK, well it has SOMETHING to do with computers”.

  4. EGD

    gothic %)