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openSuse 11.1

Well, some good news I suppose. A friend just build a brand new
computer and his main OS is openSuse 11.1. He really likes openSuse.
So I'm giving it another shot... sort of. I'm installing it in a
virtual machine. Gonna just take a look at it again. Get familiar with
it I suppose.
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> Well, some good news I suppose. A friend just build a brand new
> computer and his main OS is openSuse 11.1. He really likes openSuse.
> So I'm giving it another shot... sort of. I'm installing it in a
> virtual machine. Gonna just take a look at it again. Get familiar with
> it I suppose.


Just do it, fdisk and install linux, stick vmware on it an load windows in
it. Continue using Linux till you really feel comfortable with it. I did
a number of years ago. I've been using fulltime Linux desktop since 10.0.
11.1 isn't that great though. If I were you I'd start with 10.3, use it till
it EOL's then move on.

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Yea...agreed. The first time I tried Linux I insisted on dual boot so I
could get to the things I needed to. Thought Linux sucked..couldn't do
what I wanted it to do....until someone told me I was looking at it
through Windows eyes. Took the plunge, made it the only OS on the machine
so I would have to learn it and ended up liking it quite well.

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> Yea...agreed. The first time I tried Linux I insisted on dual boot so I
> could get to the things I needed to. Thought Linux sucked..couldn't do
> what I wanted it to do....until someone told me I was looking at it
> through Windows eyes. Took the plunge, made it the only OS on the machine
> so I would have to learn it and ended up liking it quite well.


Well I kept windows in a VM. Initially I was more in Windows than Linux.
Mostly because I worked very slowly in Linux. I was lost so I fell back to
my comfort zone and cursed Linux for hindering my productivity.

Slowly though as I became more comfortable with working in the Linux desktop
via KDE and leveraging its strengths I started to use Windows less and
less. Now there are times when I still spend a great deal of time in my
windows VM. I have a rather large investment in some very nice windows
website dev tools and also some management tools that are windows only and
honestly wine doesn't cut it. They just work better in windows.
Overall though I am now satisfied with my configuration and there are some
KDE things that I really wouldn't want to do without. I don't recommend
that you mix and match KDE and GNOME apps to create some "Spawn of Satan"
desktop, at least not as a new user. Pick one go with it and learn it.
Then maybe as your experience level increases, try another. Again don't
give up on the desktop, keep at it. You may not like KDE or GNOME at
first, but you will never get past it by ditching it inside a month.
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On Mon, 06 Apr 2009 22:28:33 +0000, GofBorg wrote:

>> Yea...agreed. The first time I tried Linux I insisted on dual boot so
>> I could get to the things I needed to.


Same here. I use Linux for most things but unfortunately there are some
tasks which require Windows.



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Re: openSuse 11.1

Check out Aptana Studio.
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