I work as a QA Analyst at some random software company, I have been always a software enthusiast and loved breaking my system once a week. Then I meet linux, the hundred distrbutions, and I was astonished… It was a new world for me, I had new stuff to experiment. So I started with ubuntu and liked it, then I investigated a little bit and felt I was on the n00b side, so I went into archLinux. Of course I failed at installing it, but once I tried for the eleventh time (of course, having lost all my partitions and stuff, but I didnt care honestly) I felt like a super pro. Started to learn the terminal commands, the customization, and stuff. Loved it for a good while once my distro was alive and running.
Then I got attacked by the “Why bother that much to install a simple chat software” and the “**** I want to play need for speed” so I went back to windows for another while. Now, I am back for more action and blood and destruction (of partitions). To admit, I was really never comfortable with Ubuntu but neither with the headaches from archLinux. In fact, all I wanted was to stop wasting so much time in Gaming, but neither I wanted to wast many hours of my life installing a distro and customizing it. So went back into Ubuntu, this time it was Unity, it was so slow and overwhelming I couldnt resist. So then I installed gnome 3, but it wasn’t that well polished with Ubuntu, couldn’t make some stuff to work and it was somehow unstable… So, installed two VMS, one with Fedora and the other one was Suse. Tried Fedora and I felt restricted too much, so I was in the middle of nowhere, with an unstable ubunty-gnome3 setup and a fedora on a VM that didn’t convince my likings (even considered it was packed with gnome3, which somehow I liked since it was cute, but still too overwhelming, and with unnecessary stuff on the screen).
So, without even going through opensuse in the VM, i installed directly on my desktop’s main boot. I had a split screen, the resolution wasn’t correct and the effects were all disabled. So I was stuck again… until I installed my ati drivers. I was really impressed when I got into the wiki and I found that one-click installation. Wow that was something new. Afterwards, a new world started. This was packed with KDE which I never tried before, everything seemed to work like I expected it to be. YaST is incredible, it has all linux customization stuff integrated into a GUI, and even when I clicked a checkbox it didn’t crash!.. Then I installed my own liking software (Clementine, thunderbird and chrome) and amazing! Clementine integrated automatically into the taskbar, the notification and jobs thingy automatically popped up my new thunderbird emails (without me doing anything about it!) and could even import a CVPN file without much hassle. Dropbox integrated with nautilus, and I could go on. I simply can’t find any flaws.
Too bad for me as a User not being able to tell which of all-good-things corresponds to OpenSUSE and which to KDE, but coming to think of it, its an amazing thing to think! Because it means both the Desktop environment and the Linux distribution merge into the** same-freaking-thing, **and it’s simply incredible!
Thanks for being my new main os! and sorry for my poor english, as it is not my main language.