The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.3 (GNOME) - Page 2

3 First Boot

When the system boots for the first time, it tries to customize the OpenSUSE image that got installed to the hard drive with default settings. It does so to adjust the image to your system (hardware drivers, etc.):

This is how your new OpenSUSE 11.3 desktop looks:


4 Updating Software Packages

Now let's check for the latest updates. To update the system, go to Computer > YaST:

Type in the root password:

In YaST, select Online Update:

A window opens where you can see the latest updates. Click on Apply to install them:

The updates are being downloaded and installed:


5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now let's browse all menus under Computer > More Applications... to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, where [ ] is an application that is missing):

[x] Gimp
[x] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[ ] Flash Player
[x] Gnome FTP
[ ] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[ ] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[ ] Adobe Reader
[ ] GnuCash
[ ] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[ ] Amarok
[ ] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[ ] MPlayer
[ ] Rhythmbox Music Player
[ ] gtkPod
[ ] XMMS
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[ ] VLC Media Player
[ ] Helix Player
[x] Totem
[ ] Xine
[x] Brasero
[ ] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

[ ] Bluefish
[ ] Kompozer
[ ] Quanta Plus

[ ] VirtualBox
[ ] TrueType Fonts
[ ] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

So some applications are already on the system... NTFS read-/write support is enabled by default on OpenSUSE 11.3.

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From: Tanja at: 2010-07-29 12:04:55

As openSUSE is a KDE-based distro it is even better with KDE desktop. And KDE in itself is a lot better than GNOME. Looks a lot more modern and has all the advanced technologies that are missing in GNOME.

From: Anonymous at: 2010-08-06 19:04:48

The OS is a great replacement for any version of windows if you mainly do work all day. How does it fare for light gaming?