Thursday, October 27, 2011

OpenSuSe 11.4



Gnome Shell 3 on OpenSuSE with Nord Shell theme and Sonar GTK theme
After having installed Xubuntu 11.10 over my install of Ubuntu 11.04, and even though it was working perfectly, I committed the mistake of installing Unity Desktop. I further aggravated the scene by installing Gnome Shell as well. I liked neither the Unity Desktop nor the Gnome Shell basically as I found it difficult to customize it as much as I would have liked to, even using Gnome-Tweak-Tool. 

Then I downloaded OpenSuSE 11.4 (KDE) and installed it. Though it was very polished, I found that some times the user interface lagged. Having been used to the smoothly functioning interface of Ubuntu, I started hating it eventually. Then I tried installing Gnome 3 and liked it instantly. 

Then yesterday, I felt like upgrading to Gnome 3.2 and downloaded the live iso from the www.gnome.org. After installing it, I found that there were some rough edges to Gnome 3.2. So, I downloaded OpenSuSE 11.4 Gnome version and installed it and found it perfect for my requirements. Now I am off Ubuntu for sometime atleast.