New to openSUSE

Hi all,

I’m new to openSUSE. The last OS I used was Windows Vista, but my interest in Linux dates back from 2002, when I started playing around with Debian.

Might I just say that openSUSE is AWESOME! Any complaints I’ve ever heard, at all, about Linux and its distributions seems to be entirely unfounded. My installation of the OS was easy and very quick. Why I haven’t used this particular distribution, before, is beyond me.

I’m very glad to now be a part of the openSUSE community.


WELCOME to openSUSE forums and we are happy to have you as a new member of our community.

If you have not already, check out our new user stickie: NEWBIES - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation – PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums

and check out the basic openSUSE concepts wiki: Concepts - openSUSE


Welcome to openSUSE! I’m also a Windows Vista convert, and originally it wasn’t by choice. I now prefer openSUSE over Vista and have been using openSUSE for about half a year now. If you’re using KDE4 you’ll find it has a lot of features that Vista had such as the search function from the “start” menu (Kickoff Menu or Application Launcher) and the ability to use Widgets (Gadgets). You can also use Desktop Effects to get the Aero Flip feature that you had to pay extra for in Vista. Plus you get extra Desktops and a lot of eye candy using half the eye candy. If you have any questions the forum and wikis are very good resources.

Once again Welcome to openSUSE!


Hi and welcome to openSUSE forums :slight_smile:

As oldcpu indicated, have a read of the forum stickies and enjoy :wink:

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel
up 5 days 12:46, 2 users, load average: 0.20, 0.95, 1.44
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 190.18

Welcome to openSUSE community forum and distro.
Have a lot of fun!!!