[QUOTE=;2044987]I could go on and on am more than happy to share my experiences with you .[/QUOTE]Hey samcasamassa,
Did you have any luck with the advice given to you in this thread: Please please help!! How to remove Suse 11.1 - openSUSE Forums
… we did our best to help you in your request, but other than the RANT above, you did not give us much information in return so that we could learn how to improve our response …
Please note we are a support forum, not the packagers of openSUSE. Still, I would not be telling the truth if I did not state that a number of us (myself for example) do like openSUSE a lot.
If you would post a request for help, I suspect many of use could have helped you with your problems.
Command Line. Reference the above post about using the command line in WinXP, about 4 hours ago I was trying to help a WinXP user expand an NTFS file system to fill the entire partition. We went to the Microsoft web site, and the advice we were given by Microsoft were all DOS commands using ‘diskpart’. … Gosh, … so much for Windows not using command line. So to answer your question, when was the last time on WinXP, my answer is: 4 hours ago.
But I don’t mind. Maybe I am one of the geeks, as I do like the command line. Still, if you have problems with the Linux command line, please post asking for help, and I suspect one of us will do our best to try help you.
Terminals. As for how many types of terminals do you need, that puzzled me. Is there a problem there? How many do you want. I only use BASH.
Software Installation. Reference installing software, once you get the hang of it you will find it is more intuitive and EASIER if one has 4 repositories setup in their software package manager (OSS, non-OSS, update and packman). Its faster than WinXP and much much easier. BUT it is very different from the Windoze way of surf thru advertisement infested sites to find the app, followed by downloading the app, followed by scanning the app for virus, followed by installing the app and then getting a dozen zone alarm warnings that could be trojans, forcing dozens of minutes searching to see what the zone alarm warnings are going on about? With openSUSE, its one click or two clicks on the software package manager and the application installs. Very easy and intuitive in Linux. No virus scan. No zone alarm. No trash sites with a zillion adverts.
If you have a problem installing software, please post asking for help, and I suspect one of us will do our best to try help you.
Microsoft programs on Linux. Reference using Microsoft programs, well I agree with you 100%. If you want to use Microsoft programs, you should be using a Microsoft OS. But there are many good Linux programs as well. As for wine, it works ok for simple applications. For example, I like to use the application “autostitch” (a Windoze app). To use it I just type “wine autostitch.exe”. And it runs. Thats it. Thats all. Thats not so hard. NOW try to run a Linux program on WinXP ! But back to your point, if you have a problem with wine, please post asking for help, and I suspect one of us will do our best to try help you.
SD card reader. Reference your SD card reader for your laptop, you have a good point there. Before you purchased your laptop did you 1st check to see if your laptop was Linux compatible? I hope so. That really is important to do so. My Dell Studio 1537 laptop (and also my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M7400 laptop) both have openSUSE-11.1 installed and the SD card reader works well. Better under Linux infact than it works under Windoze. But I confess I checked 1st BEFORE I purchased the laptop to see if the Laptop worked well under Linux. Still, if you have a problem with the SD card reader, please post asking for help, and I suspect one of us will do our best to try help you.
Games in Linux. Reference Games, I have to agree with you again. You have a good point. winXP is a far better platform than Linux for games. Also, to the best of my knowledge there is no shockwave player for Linux, and if that is important to you, then IMHO its best to stay with Windoze, where there is a good shockwave app.
Printers in Linux. Reference printers, I have an HP printer and it works well. HP make a good effort to support Linux. Still, even HP printers can have problems with Linux, so before I purchased my printer I 1st checked to see if it worked easily and well with Linux. Did you 1st check to see if your printer was Linux compatible? I hope so. That really is important to do so. Canon do not support Linux very well, so I can not in all good faith recommend one of their printers without first checking to see if that printer works under Linux. Fortunately printers are inexpensive (its the cartridges that are costly) so its not a major expense to get a Linux compatible printer. Still, its possible your Canon printer is supported. If you have a problem with the Canon printer, please post asking for help, and I suspect one of us will do our best to try help you.
Digital Cameras in Linux. Reference digital cameras, I have purchased 4 over the past 9 years. Everyone of them were Canon, and they all worked with Linux. My new Canon HF S10 Camcorder also works well with Linux. But its important to check 1st before purchase to see if one’s planned digital camera works easily and well with Linux. Did you 1st check to see if your camera was Linux compatible? I hope so. That really is important to do so. Still, its possible your camera is supported. If you have a problem with the camera, please post asking for help, and I suspect one of us will do our best to try help you.
Best Wishes. Anyway, best wishes to you what ever OS you end up on. We tried our best to help you in your one and only help request on this forum.
We have a number of volunteer users who will try help with any technical requests you may have.
A note to other openSUSE users on this thread, who like me really like openSUSE. Please park your flame throwers away from this thread.
We will lock this thread if it degrades.