Some minor cosmetic issues aside (fonts that do not align properly on my laptop screen) I could not install the darn thing.
The graphical installer kept saying that there are 0 packages selected for install, which will take just about 0% of my drive space. Really? No kidding.
And some lists and menus displaying in stylish white on white enhanced my experience (read: confusion).
It is however a big improvement over Ubuntu 8.04's beta, since Suse at least boots up on my laptop. The main reasons I would love to have a working OpenSuse installation are:
- currently, the lappy runs Mandriva 2007.0 and I love French engineering like a dead escargot in my coffee;
- Suse 11 is supposed to come with Gnome 2.22 and I want to check out the API improvements in gtksourceviewmm 2 (since the gnome 2.0 version left out important features such as markers);
- Suse 11 promises GCC 4.3, which has exciting features such as variadic C++ templates;
- I love the Green Graphics!
But then again, Ubuntu hates my DV6000z laptop. Or vice versa.