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    Re: openSUSE? Tempting...

    Yes I have no problems with Multimedia on OpenSUSE. I'm also a KDE user.

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    Re: openSUSE? Tempting...

    I took a look at OpenSuse KDE a few minutes ago from the Live CD. I must admit it looks nice and was very quick and responsive. The applications were very up to date and seemed stable. If multimedia can be set up without problems then this is an excellent choice. OpenSuse developer's did an awesome job on the look and feel of this release. I will have to install this release on my test system and give multimedia a try.

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    Re: openSUSE? Tempting...

    YaST Is also a very good tool.

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    Re: openSUSE? Tempting...

    The only conflicts come from the packman vs opensuse repos when installing multimedia. Opensuse's version of amarok and kaffeine are intentionally crippled to meet their open source motto. You have to install packman's version of them both, and remove opensuse's xine-lib(crippled version of libxine). The packman repo is added when using the one click multimedia install, and will pull in everything else you need. Yast will give you options during the process to do this. It will ask something like "Install amarok with vendor change?" It just means you are going to have the packman version instead of the default opensuse version. I have not found any other KDE distro to compare to Opensuse yet. I use their KDE version on all of my machines. I hate their Gnome desktop.

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    Moved to OpenSuse subforum.
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    I now use OpenSUSE 11 on any computer I own. Currently using the KDE3 desktop, and I will wait for 11.1 before I switch to KDE4.

    As for multimedia, my main gripe is the DVD playback, which many new Linux users may find hard to setup, and would probably give up. Personally I do not mind the extra work.

    And of course Yast is amazing.

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    Re: openSUSE? Tempting...

    Off-Topic Great Username "NightwishFan"

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    :/ Thanks, I figured what kind of name describes who I am and bam there we have it.

    To avoid being off topic, the installer in OpenSUSE 11 is awesome.

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    Re: openSUSE? Tempting...

    Quote Originally Posted by NightwishFan View Post
    I now use OpenSUSE 11 on any computer I own. Currently using the KDE3 desktop, and I will wait for 11.1 before I switch to KDE4.

    As for multimedia, my main gripe is the DVD playback, which many new Linux users may find hard to setup, and would probably give up. Personally I do not mind the extra work.

    And of course Yast is amazing.
    Its simple to add dvd and multimedia support. Go to YaST -> Software -> Community Repositories and add the Packman repository to your software sources. After that go to Software -> Software Management and install libdvdcss. If you are using xine based applications, you may also want to install libxine. This will remove the crippled xine-lib package shipped with openSUSE and replace it with a fully functional version of libxine and other multimedia codecs. If you are using gstreamer based applications, install the gstreamer bad and gstreamer ugly plugins.

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    Re: openSUSE? Tempting...

    Its not that simple for some of my less experienced friends and my family that depend on Linux. Normally I have to do it for them. Thats all. I am not saying it is hard, its just someone might say 'well DVDs work in Windows!'

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