Long time lurker, second time poster. Just want to say hello, introduce myself, then look about for another cup of coffee.
I started using a computer…um, netbook in 2007 with the just introduced ASUS 701 (still with its original 401 BIOS) which ran the Fisher-Price interface of KDE somethingorother - it’s sitting on a shelf in a place of honor fully loaded with openSUSE 12.3 KDE. I’ve poked around Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, CrunchBang, Fedora, CentOS, Xubuntu and Kubuntu, Salix…um, you get the idea. Somewhere along the line I upgraded to an ASUS U36SG-AS71 and on a dark and stormy night I stumbled across a website that had a quiz something to the effect: what Linux distro is right for you, and openSUSE was recommended but years went by before I installed one of the 11 series and almost fell in love. I finally settled on openSUSE KDE 12.1 or 12.2 having always previously used either Xfce or Openbox. With the release of 13.2 I changed to MATE 1.8 but that was short-lived as I upgraded to Tumbleweed last night.
One word: sweet.
I like coffee, computers and cats although not always in that order. Hope to be here for awhile - three years and asked my first forum question this morning. Thanks to everyone who makes and has made openSUSE a useable product - as someone with a little skill I was able to install it and use it without issue.
Welcome to openSUSE Forums. Three years here (lurking as you said) and your first question? Sounds like you’ve got a reasonable understanding of openSUSE then, and/or good diagnostic skills. Hopefully, you can find time to assist others who could use the help. Pass the knowledge on.
Honest, I just download an ISO, burn it, set my preferences and use the distro. Maybe I don’t always think I know as much as I really do but I believe we ought to play with our computers before we ever work with them. The old “hmm, what’s this button for?” has always been my motto ever since I was a boy. I recall taking a windup alarm clock apart to see what made it work then put it back together again, um, there were a few parts left over but it still worked.
Oh, no! Someone else with high expectations from me but I’ll help when and where I feel most comfy.
Nice cat you got there. Need to scrounge an image of my old boy to put on the forum somewhere. Take care…and if anyone else comes by to say hello, I get back to you, too - just need to do some work on my system first.