Tag Archives: OpenSUSE

Just a Tech Note

For those who have any use for my technology writing, I wanted to report that Manjaro is not ready for prime time. I ran it for two weeks on my Dell Inspiron 15-3000 series of recent manufacture and it was … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on Dell 15-3593

After a bit of testing, I just wasn’t happy with how Xubuntu was working my new laptop. Messing with the Grub CLI every time I powered up wasn’t much fun. I decided to give OpenSUSE a try. It actually installed … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE: No Sales Pitch

The average consumer gives precious little thought to the technology they use, beyond concerns with their own convenience. The only time they start caring about what’s going on behind the interface they experience is when failures impinge on their convenience. … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE Admin: Unneeded Services

This one is pretty easy, since the defaults tend to be sensible, for the most part. I have identified only three default services that may not be that useful to the average user. The technique is simple. Open YaST, look … Continue reading

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Quiet But Not Gone

I still can’t explain why I switched, and it’s not subject to debate, but I’ve been running OpenSUSE the past few days and I’m pretty happy with it. There were some gotchas, like not having installed by default the software … Continue reading

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Running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

I’ve switched my desktop from Xubuntu to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. That’s how I spent a good chunk of yesterday. I won’t bother explaining why; it wouldn’t make much sense to anyone but me. However, keep in mind that I claim such … Continue reading

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Installing OpenSUSE Leap 15.0 — Gotchas

If you are looking for an installation walkthrough, it’s easy to find the official documentation. There’s not much reason to change the defaults unless you already know more than I can tell you about it. The goal here is to … Continue reading

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Catching Loose Ends

I’m not going to say they are all related, but a bunch of changes have presented themselves to me lately, things that demanded decisions. Somehow I sense the biggest is yet to come, so I’m trying to take care of … Continue reading

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Of Trees and Technology (Updated)

I don’t take myself that seriously, so if you are amused, I’ll laugh along with you. So, for example, as a pretty serious woodsman with hand tools, you should not be surprised if I tell you that trees talk to … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE KDE Desktop

I sincerely want you to have an easy time migrating from Windows to Linux. I still maintain that OpenSUSE is the shortest path of migration for Windows users, even more than Kubuntu. That’s because with the YaST configuration tool, there … Continue reading

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