Grub uses the above information.
Thus, on a reboot or morning startup, I am able to quickly choose to load KDE or GNOME.
But the zypper dup, replaces the entire file, just to change the #VERSION=20180326 line
Can something be done to just replace the one line, or can SUSE add a file to /etc that would allow me to name my system
Here are ideas for two typical names “Dad’s Gnome”, or “Mom’s KDE”.
I have 5 unique Linux systems on my one computer. And yes, I am probably the exception.
There’s even more. Login managers remember what desktop the user last time logged in on. So you can simply have 5 useraccounts and all the desktop environments installed. Your wife’s login will lead her to KDE, yours to GNOME and so on. They don’t even have to log out, the sessions can run in paralell and the system allows you to swictch between those, via Ctrl-Alt-F7,8,9 etc.
Reminds me of my proof to a non-believer years ago: A spreadsheet, with a macro the filled the entire sheet with random numbers, then colored the cells one by one with the number in the cell as an initial value. Switching users in XP on the non-believer’s machine paused ( or stopped ) the macro, doing so on SuSE ( at the time ) kept it running. Comment: “I still have my doubts…”.