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    Cool Hello from an old SuSE user.

    This seems to be the best place for a first post, so here goes!

    I used to be a SuSE user back at version 7.1. (My first Linux distro!) I then drifted back to Windows 98se for a while but have been using SimplyMepis for many years. Recently, my test box's hard drive started playing up, so I'm going to take the opportunity to put a new, bigger drive in there and install openSUSE 11.3 LXDE on it. It's an old Compaq iPaq desktop with a 1Ghz processor, 512mb ram and no DVD drive (Well, it won't boot DVDs...) so I reckon 11.3 LXDE will be the best fit for it. I've already played about with my openSUSE of choice in Virtualbox, including upgrading it to 11.4 which went really well! I'm pretty sure my 'new' test box will rock!

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    Default Re: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    Welcome back; I trust all your openSUSE experiences will be fruitful.

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    Default Απ: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    Welcome to our community and welcome back. Mmmmm. 7.1 version very old for me. I had begun with 10.1 and still today have openSUSE as my main operating system.
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    Default Re: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    welcome back...though i've not used it i think your choice of LXDE is a
    good one considering your CPU and RAM level..

    i hope it rocks for you, but there have been great improvements in
    capability since 7.1 and the underlying engine is not as lean as it used
    to be, back in the day..

    if 11.3 seems a little more piggy than you expected you might need to do
    so 'tuning' (squashing unneeded services, desktop indexing and and and
    all kinds of things have been added over the years)...there should be
    plenty of hint on what can be turned off or tuned out..

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    Welcome skaterich,

    I too have returned to openSuse after a long bout of distro hoping and using slackware. But I have tried all the SuSE Distros since SuSE 4.2 That's a long time ago.
    Always liked it but with 11.4 It' made me a convert back to the Distro. Oh I'll still try others but Have decided to stick with opensuse on my work machines. It just seems to work well for me. Hope your experience is the same.

    In any event welcome to the forum Hope to see you around for a long time.

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    Default Re: Απ: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    I guess it's a great come-back gathering.
    I used OpenSuse starting somewhere around 10.0
    I did a short stint in Ubuntu land, Now made my way back to 11.4.
    Thanks guys for a great job with Suse.
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    Default Re: Απ: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    Welcome back !

    I also have openSUSE-11.4 LXDE running on my old 'sandbox' PC (which has a 32-bit athlon-1100 CPU with 1GB RAM and an old nVidia FX5200 AGP graphic card). The 1GB RAM really makes a difference in speed ! Some time ago I also updated this PC with a larger hard drive (300GB) and that has allowed me to make this old PC quite useful. Currently I have 3 boot partitions on it: (1) Freedos, (2) openSUSE-11.4 and (3) Tumbleweed-11.4.

    Its pretty neat that such old hardware can still run some of the latest software.

    I'm still waiting to see a liveCD for openSUSE-11.4 with LXDE ... I've lost touch with the openSUSE LXDE packager (who is also a packman packager) but if we don't see an 11.4 LXDE liveCD soon, I may try to get in touch with him again and ask that he create a community LXDE package for 11.4.

    I hope your LXDE experience works well !

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    Default Re: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    On 04/18/2011 10:36 PM, oldcpu wrote:
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    > if we don't see an 11.4 LXDE liveCD soon, I may try to get
    > in touch with him again and ask that he create a community LXDE package
    > for 11.4.


    i'd really like to see that also...i just got enough power to run KDE4,
    but there is really more slick there than i _need_, i mean i can even
    run desktop effects, but . . .

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    Default Re : Re: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    Hi,

    Welcome back do the best distro around.

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    Default Re: Hello from an old SuSE user.

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 04/18/2011 10:36 PM, oldcpu wrote:
    >
    > if we don't see an 11.4 LXDE liveCD soon, I may try to get
    > in touch with him again and ask that he create a community LXDE package
    > for 11.4.
    I managed to chat with the openSUSE community LXDE packager last night (I mean about 15 minute ago ) , for the first time in almost 6 months !

    Its always very educational. He also replied to a query of mine (asking for an 11.4 LXDE liveCD) on the openSUSE LXDE mailing list.

    The reason is that lxde development is not that fast as we all wish..
    i'm waiting for a couple of new packages to come out... also hopefully i
    should have the go to release an official update for branding (people
    using X11:lxde already have it)

    moving for 11.3 to 11.4 live cd will be quite easy i hope...

    i'll keep you all posted on progresses.
    We also chatted a bit about Tumbleweed, and noted there were many stable LXDE packages available in X11:LXDE factory, and as a result of that chat we posted here on the forum recommending to the Tumbleweed packager that he include those packages in Tumbleweed.

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