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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Here is another great all purpose Linux distribution with lots of the newest software only a few clicks away. Although things don’t appear to have changed much in recent years there are still some great improvements under the hood. OpenSUSE is known as a reliable distribution with a diverse selection of options making it another great choice for desktops and servers alike. Lighter desktop editions of OpenSUSE might be a better for choice for laptops however. I have already covered OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE for those who are interested, here I will focus on the OpenSUSE Gnome desktop.
OpenSUSE 11.4 Gnome Desktop
The OpenSUSE Gnome interface is quite stylish and fairly easy to navigate. After starting your system you can enter your username and password to log in to the Gnome desktop. Then you will see your desktop icons, the main panel, the desktop menu, a task bar, and of course, your system tray.