best compatible suse?

i am a new member and i also am a new user of linux. in fact i want to be a user of linux.
may be my question is very easy or meaningless.
i want to install open suse on my netbook (samsun nc10, 32 bit). can you give me the best suitable distribition and it’s link to download

best regards

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My recommendation is for you to try openSUSE-11.3. If your NC10 has less than 1GB of RAM, you may wish to install the LXDE destkop (as opposed to Gnome or KDE desktops). There is a introductory video here on LXDE for openSUSE-11.3 :

One can find the LXDE destkop liveCD for openSUSE-11.3 here: Index of /repositories/X11:/lxde/images/iso

And one can find the openSUSE-11.3 DVD (for LXDE, KDE, Gnome, Xfce) and also openSUSE-11.3 liveCDs for KDE and Gnome here: Download openSUSE 11.3

OpenSUSE reports of NC10

Unfortunately, the openSUSE HCL for Samsung has not been kept up to date and it only lists openSUSE-11.1 being tested on the Samsung NC10, where support for openSUSE-11.1 will stop in about 2 weeks.

Samsung NC10 details

What can you tell us about your Samsung NC10 ?

Graphics: What graphics hardware does it have ? From what I have read it is an Intel GMA 950 (which possibly means i945GSE integrated shared memory IGP, possibly with 3D capabilities). I believe that graphic hardware should work with either the Intel driver that comes with openSUSE.

Wireless: I noted a Fedora-10 review suggested the wireless is an Atheros AR242x (IEEE 802.11abg PCIe controller) which should thus work with the ath5k wireless driver that comes with openSUSE-11.3.

Audio: I could not find any details on the audio hardware, other than to note it is an Intel ICH7 High Definition Audio, and hence should work with the snd-hda-intel audio module that comes with alsa package driver and hence comes with openSUSE-11.3 and it should ‘just work’.

Wired: The same Fedora site review noted the wired ethernet to use a Marvell 88E8040 Fast Ethernet PCIe controller, and hence the sky2 module (?) / driver that comes with openSUSE should have this work “out of the box”

Webcam: I read the Webcam is a Z-Star/Namuga 1.3M Webcam that is a USB video class webcam device and should work ‘out of the box’ with openSUSE.

As you’re being a new user to openSUSE, I recommend you read the following 3 stickie:

ruhat wrote:
> give me the best suitable distribition and it’s link to download


suggest you get the Live CD KDE 32 bit version and BEFORE installing,
boot from the disk and run it that way to see how it runs on your
machine (it WILL run faster after install)…

AND, do not begin install until you have read the relevant stuff in
all the sections down below the Download button on that page…

AND, the info in these stickies:

lots to learn…because it is not just like whatever you have been using…

CAVEAT: [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

I found openSUSE 11.3 KDE worked great on my netbook which is about 6 months old, 1GB RAM. I multiboot it with windows 7 starter version.

BTW when I installed openSUSE, the drive was full, three partitions pre-existed. I used the windows 7 partitioner to shrink the C: drive partition and make 30Gb space for openSUSE. I let the installer in the openSUSE software use that 30Gb space that was made for it in windows.

It’s a good idea to make space for openSUSE before you install it.

BUT if you’re not going to keep windows on there, well just forget what I said and wipe windows.