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Sebastian Siebert

official member of openSUSE. ;-)

The little story about my experience with Linux

First contact with Linux was SuSE Linux 5.2 on (IIRC) 5 CDs at 1998. Yes, of course, it's a long time. ;-) As Linux newbie was rugged work to configure the system. But I had a great help from a FreeBSD expert to set the system up. So, I have a lot of fun to experiment my own SuSE Linux installation. :-) Few months later I remove it from harddisk. It was a bit difficult to understand some configurations (e.g. X-Server, and much more) and the internet hadn't been widely used yet. (Internet-Flatrate cames later ;-) )

After a long time that I bought SuSE Linux 9.3 Professional. I had to hope, I can move away from MS Windows. But this time I installed SuSE only as secondary system. I wasn't ready to switch to Linux, the more so as incomplete hardware supports and conflicts at that time. I test some more linux distributions e.g Debian, Gentoo, Mandriva formerly Mandrakelinux, DSL and much more. But I go back to SuSE. :-)

As openSUSE 10.2 (for the first time ever "openSUSE") has been released, I downloaded and installed it on my computer. My surprise that this distribution changed for the better. I decided to wait for openSUSE 10.3 and installed it on my server. openSUSE 10.3 hasn't been disappointed me. :-P

I switched from MS Windows to Linux with openSUSE 11.0. From now on MS Windows is my secondary OS, because some games runs unfortunately only under MS Windows. :-/

Status quo: openSUSE Tumbleweed 64bit :-D




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Channel: #pokerth, #opensuse-de, #opensuse-buildservice, #opensuse-kde, #openSUSE-factory, #opensuse-kiwi, #suse

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Using Computers


CPU: AMD FX 9590 Octa-Core (4.7 GHz / Turbo: 5.0 GHz | 64bit)
Mainboard: ASRock 990 FX Extreme9
RAM: 16 GB | G.Skil TridentX DDR3 (F3-2133C9D-16GTX)
Graphics card: XFX AMD Radeon R9 290X Double-Dissipation Edition (with real 8 GB + 4K-Feature)
SDD 1: 1 TB Samsung SSD 850 Pro
SDD 2: 512 GB Samsung SSD 840 Pro
BD-Drive: TEAC BD-W512GSA (Datasheet: [1])
OS: openSUSE Tumbleweed 64bit


Model: DELL G5 15 SE 5505 [2]
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Mobile Processor with Radeon Graphics (2.9 GHz / Turbo: 4.2 GHz | 8 Cores + 16 Threads)
RAM: 32 GB | Crucial DDR4 SO-DIMM 3.200 MHz PC4-25600 (Former: 16 GB | ADATA PC4-3200AA-SA1-11)
Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 5600M | 6 GB GDDR6
SDD 1: 1 TB SK hynix OEM PCIe x4 M.2 (Windows 10 Pro)
SDD 2: 4 TB Corsair MP510 PCIe x4 M.2 (openSUSE Tumbleweed + serveral other distribution for testing)
OS: openSUSE Tumbleweed 64bit (mainly) | Windows 10 Pro (for testing some projects)


CPU: AMD Opteron Processor 6366 HE (16-Cores | 3.1 GHz | 64bit)
Mainboard: Supermicro H8SGL
RAM: 32 GB (Model Kingston with ECC)
HDD: 2x Samsung SSD 850 Pro (256 GB | RAID 1)
OS: openSUSE 15.2 64bit