The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.4 (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 11.4 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):

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

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[ ] Chromium
[ ] Flash Player
[ ] FileZilla
[ ] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice 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

Programming:
[ ] Bluefish
[ ] Kompozer
[ ] Quanta Plus

Other:
[ ] 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 11.4.

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From: Anonymous at: 2011-04-03 23:39:48

Why use OpenSuSE GNOME edition?

 I tried it and it looks like GNOME is the worst out of KDE-GNOME pair for 11.4.

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/03/4-disappointments-from-opensuse-114.html 

From: Marjana at: 2011-04-05 15:56:42

I couldn't agree more. Tried both desktops with openSUSE 11.4 and KDE is a lot closer to perfection: Especially if you compare it to failure that is GNOME 3. I've grown to love KDE so much lately that I just switched.