Good to see you around and yes the MS fonts get dragged in with updates and IMO I get a better look in SUSE than in Windows.
I have a nvidia card in my box and even without installing the driver, after install it booted to a very usable desktop. I just added the nvidia repo and it installed itself when I opened software management. Worked perfectly.
I just did a Windows 7 Ultimate install too and honestly I find it a painful experience, Linux is way ahead in configurability and _64bit implementation.
Yes I thought the MS install seemed amateurish, and would be unacceptable for any Linux distro.
My screen was pretty badly messed up, it rebooted back to BIOS too many times to count, for some reason, they would like to offer me the opportunity to hit <enter> to speed their reboot up. But not make it clear whether I could remove the disk and avoid another prompt once it came back up. I assume it was pretty much 1 reboot for each major driver. I just didn’t know if it would suddenly stop and prompt for something (like so much MS software does), or if I could just leave it, it being first time.
The thing was, the install itself wasn’t too bad, but it was the many hours after changing some bad defaults (like hiding file extensions), putting anti-virus on, decent browser & media player on etc; even with help of ‘ninite.com’.
You get a really useable system much quicker with our install. I’m rather surprised at the general level of high praise for the Win 7 installer, from same type of ppl who likely go mental if sound isn’t auto-configured in a Linux install.
Probably for the same reason I refuse Silverlight under Windows. It’s just not needed by many ppl or sites. If you have that, it probably pulls in mono to, right? There were some fairly heated ppl at various times, about stuff getting installed by default too often.
Anyways, I find a ‘mono-plugin’ for browser with YaST->Software Manager, that’s what most ppl would likely need to view Silverlight stuff. What is it you wanted integrated?
Yes, I think (am quite sure) that 11.2 should work well for you. I installed it the very day (night, in fact) it was released and since then have not found a single noticeable bug in my routine work. Maybe it’s just me, though. If you plan to use it only for home and study purposes, then you should be well-off. If you want, download the LiveCD of openSUSE 11.2 and try it out on your system to decide whether to install it or not.
But if you are going to use your computer for some ‘really serious’ enterprise work (which I doubt), you’d probably be better off with Novell’s SLED.
Well, this is the best suse i have ever worked with, i bought the 64 bit dvd from distrowatch and i have to say this is screeming fast. everything was automatic on my gateway M1626 i only have to load the printer drivers later but everything else works including my ATI driver. I was totally amazed at the speed i had everything done in 37 minutes. that’s fast.now i will set up lightscribe for k3b and this system is complete. what an awsome job my thanks to everyone who was involved with this distro.