Just browsing and spotted the thread Giving up on this 11.0 garbage - openSUSE Forums and thought I should reply in it’s own thread.
I’ve been a MS user since DOS 5… Been there all the way through the heaven that was DOS 6.2, the Nirvana that was Windows 3 and 3.1, I danced with angels when Win 9X was released. I’ve had Windows NT4, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. By luck alone I missed out on Windows ME.
However, last year I was contracting in a design agency and the guy sitting opposite me was PHP’ing like mad using something called Ubuntu and Gnome… After he got me drunk a couple of times I decided to free up some disk space and install Ubuntu for myself. This was my first foray into Linux and it wasn’t great. So then I installed Kubuntu, which was better.
However, that too was a bit painful (I had Evil Eagle, Friggin Fox, Garbled Goose, and ***** Hippo - or whatever they call it) so in the spirit of inquiry I decided to install some other distro’s (having learned some of the terms).
Long story short, I tried Gentoo, DSL and some others and finally stumbled upon openSuse 10.3. And. It. Just. Worked. Actually, my laptop FN key gave me 10 minutes of bother, but otherwise it was sweeeeet.
Then came openSuse 11 - which also Just Worked (and had the most amazing installer/upgrader I’ve ever seen). The improvements in YasT software installation are just incredible (no more cups of tea whilst updating!)…
Anyway, even ignoring all the sexiness possible on linux (compiz, amarok, k3b etc) I have to say openSuse 11 (and 10.3) beats the **** out of the other operating systems out there. Sorry OSX, you’ve been outdone on looks and style and functionality. Sorry Vista, you’ve just been outdone and undone.
No contest. At all.
Until two weeks ago my disk was 80% Windows, 20% linux. Now it’s 90% linux and 10% Windows. Thanks to Wine I’ve not needed to boot Windows at all and I’m very happy about that.
So, to the gentleman who was slagging off openSuse 11 - please - stop. It could be worse. You could be using Vista.
To the openSuse team - excellent ****ing job! I’ve had three people ask me to install openSuse and get rid of Windows based purely on looking over my shoulder when I’m working… Keep up the good work!
Sorry all - felt I had to say that drivel - I just feel happier using openSuse. When you’re sitting at your computer 10 hours a day you NEED something that doesn’t mess about and still pleases you aesthetically. Now I’m off to Quanta, like amaroK, a friggin joy…
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