(Thanks to tommyttt for pointing me in the right direction.)
I downloaded the Live CD and I love the way KDE 4.5.1 looks and runs. I noticed when I updated the Live CD, the openSUSE-related packages installed and things like Openoffice download. Awesome. My question is this; I noticed when OOo started, it didn’t have the openSUSE branding. Neither did Gimp. Is this an issue? Am I using the right versions of these softwares? Just want to make sure everything is cool, before I commit to installing the OS on my hard drive.
I’m using openSUSE as part of a 30-day experiment to see if I can be just as productive in Linux as I am in a Windows environment. For me, it’s not about which OS is better, but if the OS allows me to be productive. (I’m a writer and web zine publisher.)
After the 30 days are up (which will end on October 12) I want to be able to stick with openSUSE 11.3 (with KDE 4.5.1) or know why I cannot and return to Windows 7. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner, and I need my system up and running smoothly during that time.
Additionally, I noticed that some programs like Skype require 32-bit files to work. Will adding the 32-bit files mess up my 64-bit installation?