Opensuse tumbleweed worth a try as a VM -- seems OK now


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If you want to try out a reasonable distro you might not have heard of-- give opensuse tumbleweed a go. It seems to have fixed pretty well most things, runs easily in 2GB RAM as a VM, response is fine. It's a rolling release so maintenance shouldn't be a problem -- It's quite bleeding edge but not quite as much as fedora so likely to be more stable. A standard KDE install doesn't have too much bloat either -- Just allocated 40GB for Virtual disk space - but it's only using around 6GB with the basic packages installed plus a few extra ones installed by me.

This system uses KDE v6 on X11 or wayland at login choose -- wayland still IMO has a few problems with things like RDP to other systems so keeping X11 for the moment IMO is probably the best solution currently if you want to access remote full desktops from a Linux system whether as host or a VM.

I'm about to test also on HYPER-V with same packages installed (Host Windows 11 Enterprise Insider DEV build) now I've tested it on a Linux Host.

OpenSuse has been around for quite a while too -- it also supplies commercial servers and is a German company so usually knowing the Germans stuff is likely to work properly--"Alles in Ordnung".

I don't want to always be beholden to huge US monopolies( or near monopolies) such as RedHat/IBM or Canonical (Ubuntu).

software installation is easier now too -- simply sudo zipper install <packages>. Windows I think needs to work on software installation procedures because sometimes things can go horribly wrong and backing out half installed updates is a real dogs dinner at times.

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I have never tried Opensuse but i might as well to see what it offers i'm right now working with Arch Linux it's cool long as you know and can install it.
 

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I have never tried Opensuse but i might as well to see what it offers i'm right now working with Arch Linux it's cool long as you know and can install it.
Actually ArchLinux is my preferred one anyway but I quite like trying others from time to time.

BTW even for novices the arch-install script works brilliantly for users who hesitate at command line stuff -- after booting the install iso just type arch-install.

It will install a basic running system with almost ZERO bloat after which you can install anything you like. You'll get a series of questions giving you various options and then go and install it.

Note though --people often forget when using this method to enable the network management service as after booting your nice shiny new system you won't have any network manager or a way to install it !!!!!!.

Simply at the prompt after you've entered the archroot (chroot) into new system (after install and before ist re-boot) install and enable the networkmanager (or whatever your choice is) via pacman install <package> and enable it.

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Yes, i have released a new YouTube video explaining installation of Arch Linux with the Guided Installer its simple just need to know few things for Linux beginners.
 

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