My new OpenSuSE 11.2 with KDE 4.3.1 has never look so good!

 
Duration: 2 to 3 hours depending on your internet connection and load of OpenSuSE servers

While I was just force to reboot to load the new kernel (2.6.31) it is always a good idea to save your most important data before updating!

OpenSuSE 11.2 is not final but very close, update at your own risks. If you dont like taking risks, wait till 12th November 2009 for final release.

How to update to OpenSuSE 11.2 rc

Remove all existing YaST repositories pointing to OpenSuSE 11.1 by running as root

# zypper mr –-all -d

Then add all new repositories for OpenSuSE 11.2

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/ "openSUSE 11.2 Updates"
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/ "openSUSE Factory Oss"
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/non-oss/ "openSUSE Factory Non-Oss"
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/debug/ "openSUSE Factory Debug"

Refresh all repositories metadata

# zypper refresh

Get the latest version of zypper

# zypper in zypper

Upgrade your whole operating system (distribution)

# zypper dup

Wait 2 to 3 hours, Zypper will download and update your system

when zypper is finished run

# SuSEconfig

Reboot to load the new kernel, and enjoy your new KDE

Done with the help of http://lizards.opensuse.org/2009/10/01/updating-in-place-from-opensuse-11-1-to-11-2/

This is how my previous OpenSuse 11.1 desktop was looking like (KDE 4.2Beta)

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