Some people like change, others don't.
By migrating from XFCE to GNOME3 I was able to test the package management of OpenSuSE 11.4 some more.
These are the steps I followed:
- Open the website http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GNOME_3.0
- Click on the correct "One-Click-Install" (in my case the 32-bit one)
- Make sure you also open a terminal to reboot the system properly when finished
Before installing, you can recognize the XFCE-desktop- Just click "next" and away we go. The whole process took less than 15 minutes.
- YaST will download all packages before installing them. (Good, because at some point I lost network connection as you can see on the screenshot below.)
- Never mind the permissions errors you see, they get solved later on automatically.
- You can keep both XFCE and GNOME3 on the same machine but I wanted to remove it. (testing, testing..)
I did not remove ALL packages from XFCE-pattern, just the ones I know are XFCE-only. This is where the YaST tool needs some more attention...
- Yast2 menu items are not present in the Applications dock, go to ALT+F2 and enter "gnomesu /sbin/yast2"
- You loose some screen space due to big status/menu bars
- install the gnome tweak utility to change the default font settings (very nice feature is that you can change all font sizes at the same time with a slider)
- No performance problems
- Very clean (no icons on the background)
- Good default keybindings
- The OpenSuSE branding is not yet added (no green colors ;-) )
Some more impressions will follow but for now, I like it.