My main question before go into rant mode again is how can I change the splash screen and boot and shutdown. It is the ugliest thing I have ever seen and drives me to want to put opensuse in my personal trash pile alongside Ubuntu, well all Debian derived distros including Debian. Desipte my complaints I do like opensuse(mainly because it has a good KDE setup and YAST-seriously, if only some of the equal to or better than opensuse would steal YAST....) and really don't want to change since I am old and curmudgeny. So pretty please, can someone help me out?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
I have been fairly surprised how well 12.2 runs, given the chaos. It is nowhere near perfect. It uses a bit more memory than 12.1(the only valid justification for more memory usage is more productive apps(which there are no new ones) and significantly better preformance which is not the case. It still has the issue of about 20 akonadi servers spinning up for no apparent reason and taking over 60MB of RAM on its own and of course all dev tools are ancient, requiring a ton of work to get a usable dev environment running, but I am used to that.
Also why does 12.2 KDE want to install Apache and a few PHP libs by default? I clicked them all off during install and now YAST keeps wanting to install it! Why would a web server be needed on an average users desktop. Please don't say that it is there so those that need it can easily get it, since that is the exact opposite of the reason I was given why opensuse refuses to make up-to-date, sane dev tool choices.