What to do after you install openSUSE

What's Next?


After you finish installing openSUSE, you can start by preparing your system with these simple steps.

The articles on setting up openSUSE (and other Linux distros) usually end with the installation instructions and don’t give much guidance about what to do next. In this article, I highlight some common postinstallation tasks you’ll need to tackle.

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  • Great article

    Hey Ben, great article. I've been playing with PCs and have tried Linux several times. I've always got to the "what next" stage, as I'm predominently a Windows guy. This will encourage me to go that bit further. Watch out PS3, here I come.....
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