I have not yet tried out OpenSUSE, but I have the live DVD, and I’m already thinking based on what I’ve read that I am going to switch over. However, I am pretty happy with my current settings and applications in Ubuntu. So, I was wondering a few things that might help make the transition:
First, is there some simple way to transfer all of my Firefox settings into the Firefox installation in openSUSE? I’m talking my saved passwords, bookmarks, general settings, etc.
Second, I have a few programs I like to use that I’m not sure if they work in OpenSUSE. For example, I’ve become quite fond of using Amarok for playing music, and I also like to do computer audio recording sometimes, so I use Ardour and JACK, as well as other PC synth applications, like Aeolus. Are these programs compatible with OpenSUSE or do I need to figure out alternatives? My guess is that most of the programs I use have other versions and compatibility, but I’m curious and I wanted to make sure before I destroy what I have now. I assume that OpenSUSE probably has some sort of IM client for MSN/Yahoo/AIM/etc., and I doubt that I will have trouble finding a program like, for example, checkgmail.
Third, is there some sort of reference page that gives basic instructions on the basic CLI structure and package management structure that OpenSUSE uses? I know that, for instance, sudo works differently in OpenSUSE, and rpms are the standard installation packages, which I have little to no experience with. Some sort of reference on how to handle these packages in a CLI would be great. I’m guessing that finding programs in the suse version of synaptic is much the same, so I’m not too worried about that, but I would like to have some reference point to get me off the ground. I imagine I will be a frequent visitor here once I do this, but hopefully I’ll be able to get off the ground fairly quickly…