There are such huge differences between 9.3 and 11.0 that you would be inviting problems by trying to upgrade. IMHO it’s best to take any data off and format/wipe and install 11.0 fresh. But don’t choose KDE4.0 from among the options because KDE4.0 is wildly experimental. Gnome and KDE5.3 are the stable and trustworthy versions.
Personally, I would agree with Swerdna that for most people KDE 4.0 is unstable. If you do decide to go the KDE 4 route, make sure you add the Factory repos and upgrade it to KDE 4.1.x which is pretty stable for most and adds in some missing functionality people wanted.
thought something was wrong with computer when i got up this afternoon.
had to reboot (because of upgrades/updates)
boots way different now with KDE4.1, or maybe because of other updates. used to start with green screen with opensuse logo and progress bar.
now it starts with black screen and logo with icons for KDE4.1
to my relief it works just fine.
i was reading on another site about a book that supposedly will teach you mandrake(?) linux in 24 hours. is there such a book available for opensuse or could i use that one to at least give me some pointers as to what i would like to do.
i would eventually like to try my hand at writting some programs, probably games for my granddaughter.
Actually I just had a flick through that and really it’s fine but it is nearly 400 pages so it’s not 24 hours or anything like that. I’ve found a much better one for you. Use your file manager/browser (Dolphin/Konqueror) to go to this location: /usr/share/doc/manual/opensuse-manual_en/manual/index.html
Open the index.html and a whole world of openSUSE learning is right there for you free, compliments of Novell.
i have downloaded the book, at 400 pages there is no way i could learn it in 24 hours.
it would take me about a year to read it.
i also had a quick look at the link provided for the index page, that will also take me a while to read, but, i think it will be the better one because it deals specifically with the OS that i have installed, where the other seems more generalized to linux overall.