Well first off I’m sorry to anyone if this is the wrong area to post this, I’m new to these forums and this doesnt seem to fit anywhere else…
I just wanted to thank all on these forums and on OpenSuse in general for a great experience so far.
I’m not new to Suse as i used it many year’s ago before it became OpenSuse, I recently switched from Kubuntu due to what seems their inability to be able to make Kubuntu feel right (Integration wise). A friend of mine know’s I have a fondness for KDE, although I have used Gnome I don’t like where it was currently heading “Gnome-Shell”. So I wanted to find a “decent” distro with nice KDE integration.
I tried Kubuntu, but it just feel’s like it bolted together and no real thought put into it. It feel’s more like KDE just stuck ontop of Ubuntu and selotaped there…
So I was chatting to a friend of mine about the difference’s in distros and how i hadn’t seem to have found one. Now a long time ago i did have Suse and it was nothing but a nightmare :p, I used RedHat (Fedora now) then moved to Slackware and onto various other distros like Gentoo. Anyways back to the point. The friend i spoke to said 11.2 OpenSUSE had been released and had a really good integration even with KDE.
So at the time I was running Kubuntu and after reading the forum’s here and some other site’s about OpenSuse I thought I’d give it a shot. I was apprehensive as the last Suse i used was erm… 8 or 9 odd’s and I just couldn’t get it to work on any of my systems.
So i spent the next few days readin about OpenSUSE, watching the hilarious ad’s on Youtube from Novell (the mac vs windows spins) and thought what the hell.
So i get to install it… well at first it was quite a pain (Kubuntu didn’t want to leave my hard drive and made suse throw all kind’s of error’s from the partitioner) but after a while working out the kink’s I finally got OpenSUSE 11.2 installed, it just worked (apart from having some weird sound issues but meh i can fix them later). It was really amazing, the integration with KDE is exceptional, it’s really polished, nice to use and doesn’t feel like it’s just thrown at the distro for choice’s sake.
Anyways I spose I should stop writing an essay now…
I just wanted to show my appreciation to all in the community for the work they have done.
P.S I’ve now been using Suse for almost 3 week’s and It truely is a great OS!
Also if anyone knows of a decent QT based Browser other than Opera or Arora would be much appreciated