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OK so i'll be ordering parts for a new rig in a couple of days, and that means my laptop will see less use. So i was thinking about maybe given Linux a go again, and fiddling with it on my Laptop.

Anyway, long story short, i saw some really nice screenshots of OpenSUSE so i came here to ask for opinions regarding OpenSUSE?

Thanks.
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Rookie has a nice write up in the first stickied thread.
    
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Ah ok. Read, thanx
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My recommendation for openSUSE is have a look around their websites and grab the DVD installation option. That gives you 4 DEs to choose from along with a huge amount of packages/programs included by default. They have a large amount of information from simple install guides to lists on many packages and what they do or need. You can even go so far as to build your own variant of it in SUSEStudio that is completely tailored to only the programs/packages you want when you're feeling brave enough.

One thing to note. Avoid using the GUI package managers unless you did the "1-Click install" links from the SUSE website itself and also avoid using any update applets as they often crash or screw things up.

If you need a little more help then hit me up and I'll do what I can. What DE were you looking at in the screen shots?
     
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I started up the download with Flashget earlier this morning, and grabbed the DVD ISO. Going to finish up the download when i get home a little later.

And thanks again for all the help
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post #6 of 7
No problem. Like I said if you got anything you need help with I'll do my best but I'm just a newbie at Linux so I can't guarantee I'll be able to solve it all. But I'm curious; which DE are you going to choose?
     
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post #7 of 7
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I decided to take the leap early. Split my laptop's HDD paritions, and installed. I chose Gnome btw.

Currently typing this in Linux. Feels nice, and zippy fast.

I'm feeling a little lost, but the UI feels simple enough to get the hang of... Ah well, time to struggle along
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