So I’m trying to get my Dad to use Linux, and I tried installing Ubuntu 9.10 for him, but I’ve been having graphics (thanks to the Intel 82845G graphics controller…) and other (like computer doesn’t finish powering off when I shut it down) annoyances that I’m still trying to resolve. So I’m thinking of OpenSUSE 11.2 now, hoping that it won’t have the same problems.
I think I want the Gnome environment, but can someone tell me what pre-installed applications, themes, etc will be missing if I install it from the Live CD rather than from the DVD?
And, just FYI, the reason I first tried Ubuntu (aside from the obvious fact that it was released first) is because I tried it in a VM along with a VM of OpenSUSE 11.1 Gnome, and Ubuntu seemed to load and do stuff faster. Just wondering here, does 11.2 have any speed improvements over the previous version?