Hi I just bought a new laptop and I played with opensuse for quit a while on VirtualBox and I was wondering if Opensuse is ok to use on a laptop as a Desktop OS, because It gives me the fell that is more enterpise / server trageting rather that a desktop.
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I have installed it on several laptops for several people, most of them switching from XP, some from Vista, all very satisfied. As well, it is the primary OS on all of my laptops and towers, now, for quite some time.
I’ve only ever used SUSE and openSUSE on a laptop; it has always had features which made it feel fully at home on a laptop though sometimes you have to search for them.
I’ve only used openSUSE for the past 8 or 9 years on a ThinkPad and various HP laptops.
On Wed, 07 May 2014 00:16:01 +0000, deano ferrari wrote:
> I’ve only used openSUSE for the past 8 or 9 years on a ThinkPad and
> various HP laptops.
Same here. Currently on HP and Dell laptops. Works very well.
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re: Laptop Brand: I suppose I should have mentioned that, also. My installs are running on Acer laptops, and for others includes HP and Toshiba, all running very well.
I have some HP, Dell and Acer in the past for laptops. Everything works well, because i always boot my usb install and test everything before i buy the hardware
Now MSI is my laptop and the only thing that i did not notice was this optimus :dont-know: intel and nvidia combo-jumbo during my live testing. All works well including short-cut keys for wireless, bluetooth etc… S2disk and S2ram works like a charm too. I just disable nouveau and kept the intel gfx drivers since im not a fan of games :).
I am currently using openSUSE on a Gateway NV51 laptop. It’s the best decision I have made software-wise in a long time. It runs great, and in the KDE desktop you can choose several widgets such as battery monitor and temperature sensor that are quite interesting to have on your panel.
just converted my 6yo HP Pavilion n6000 series laptop to OpenSuse.
the only issues are the nVideo graphics drivers. the full KDE install did not work at all as the driver was bad. had to install the LXDE and than install the proper driver.
and getting the WiFi to work was a chore as well. but once the proper drivers installed all else works very very well. on a modern hardware it should be even better.
I bought myself a new laptop this week, I really need a new Windows system for testing, but of course I want to have OpenSuse on it too. This time however I decided to go virtual, hardware virtualization is that good today. An extra complication is buying stuff on the net, cheap of course but one can’t test hardware compatibility, and this one turned out to have a WiFi card not supported until kernel 3.15, a RTL8327BE instead of the BroadCom device I had expected. Now it would be easy to exchange that PCIe card with a compatible one but I’ll probably wait to test dual boot until it’s supported if ever. I did add 8 GB of memory to the 4 GB installed, 8 GB in total would probably be enough. System is a Lenovo B5400, i5 processor with Intel HD4600, and with hardware virtualization turned on in the BIOS OpenSuse 13.1 64-bit runs like a charm in VirtualBox. I did test OpenSuse live Gnome and Xubuntu 14.04, both runs fine but no WiFi, so if you intend to do dual boot avoid this one.
I decided to order a new desktop instead, this is the spec:
|Case||ZALMAN Z11 PLUS BLACK MID TOWER CASE|
|Processor (CPU)||AMD FX-6350 Six Core CPU (4.2/3.9GHZ - 8MB CACHE/AM3+)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 AM3+ (ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)|
|Memory (RAM)||8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (1 x 8GB)|
|Graphics Card||1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 630 - DVI, HDMI, VGA - 3D Vision Ready|
|2nd Graphics Card||NONE|
|3rd Graphics Card||NONE|
|1st Hard Disk||120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)|
|2nd Hard Disk||1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE|
|1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive||8x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW|
|2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive||NONE|
|Memory Card Reader||INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT|
|Power Supply||CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY|
|Processor Cooling||CoolerMaster Seidon 120V High Performance CPU Cooler|
|Extra Case Fans||NONE|
|Sound Card||ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)|
|Wireless/Wired Networking||10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs|
|USB Options||MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS|
|Modem||NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND|
Hoping I won’t get any problems with that!! Does anyone think it should all be good? I got it quite cheap so I’m pleased with the spec.
It all looks good to me. I have an ATX set up except I’m using an ASUS board.
Gigabyte boards are very Linux friendly including your graphics card.
I’m using opensuse 13.1 on a HP-Compaq 6730b laptop ( from 2007/2008). Little of cheating because this model was actually delivered with SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED10) as well as Win XP/Vista.
The performance with KDE is still OK. It was a expensive Laptop at the time but has proved it self as a good investmentlol!.