My SUSE fails - @CubicleNate
Way back I bought the SUSE boxed set. Pretty box. Manual. Big buncha’
floppies. The goal was to try Linux out, and of course I chose a Windows desktop that had been “retired” from use and replaced by a newer and much faster model. Even had a Linux-knowledgeable friend come by to help with the install. Ended up with a dead box that had at least booted but no longer would. No idea why …
Years later I decided to try OpenSUSE on an Intel NUC. It seemed to install, but simply would not connect to the SUSE updates site.
Stepped back, and tried GeckoLinux, that’s supposed to be an “easier” OpenSUSE. It, too, struck out at the same place. Haven’t been back.
This may seem a complaint, but it’s really a conundrum.
I donate frequently. But I’m not interested in subscribing. Yeah, I get the subscription model from the donee / creator POV, and I know there’s base that rejects PayPay, but I’ve set up a (small) bank account tied to my PayPal account and if I can’t donate to PayPay just don’t as for security purposes I don’t want debit or credit cards linked to other sites. Just sayin’
i raised this with @MichaelTunnell in the main DL thread, but there’s a bunch of trackers on the umbrella site. uBlock Origin reports the stand-alone Destination Linux page is much less intrusive. Something to discuss with him?
Installed on my test machine direct to hardware so I would be able to try out the Kexi KDE database in a native KDE install.
The Plasma DE seems fine, though I haven’t really used it enough to get into modifications. I’m running it on a Quad Core Pentium Silver (Gemini Lake) NUC from SATA SSD. Runs plenty fast, but if I keep it around, I’d be wanting to shut down those animations, and probably spend more time tuning the DE.