openSUSE 11.2 release candidate1 is very surprising. I think it is one of the fastest in linux world. openSUSE has optimized their kernel very much for desktop needs and feels as fast as an arch linux kernel.
The live experience of openSUSE 11.2 RC1 feels super fast and very very snappy. How snappy? when I clicked dolphin, it was there in an instant. I clicked some icon, the program was running. It is so very fast. Even firefox 3.5 opens extremely fast and that too inside a KDE environment
It is very exciting, when openSUSE 11.2 releases, a linux with monstrous power, a beast unleashed awaits my machine
It is a preemptive kernel and can be verified by giving the following command when running openSUSE
I saw the above when playing with KDE4.3 live cd of openSUSE 11.2 rc1. Ubuntu Karmic does not have a preemptive kernel like openSUSE 11.2