I recently installed OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on an old laptop I had lying around my apartment. I did so to test out my new install script ( https://github.com/danieljaouen/dotfiles/blob/main/install.sh ) which still had some rough edges (and still does). I figured I’d write a blog post about the setup process along with some comments.
First, I thought the installer was very intuitive. I didn’t keep the old Windows partition, so partitioning was a breeze with the installer. Just a few clicks to get everything partitioned. Overall, the process took about half an hour total. Not bad!
I also like that SUSE offers a rolling release in the form of Tumbleweed. I have some experience with Arch, so that is a nice touch. Nothing beats not having to upgrade your system every so often.
One thing I’ve read is that OpenSUSE doesn’t have some popular packages. While most of the packages in my installer script were available, I did notice that
duf was not. I recently installed Arch on a server and noticed it did have
duf. Not a big deal, but something to watch out for if you do want to install OpenSUSE.
Overall, my experience so far with OpenSUSE has been pleasant. You can download the installer here: https://get.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/. Hopefully, this has been helpful to you. Have a great day!