I did it this time. I took my ThinkPad Z60t, the one I was not using since last September, and finally installed openSUSE 11 to replace the not yet upgraded Ubuntu. I must say that the installer is slick.... as long as your DVD media is not broken (had to redo it because the first one had errors). Everything is done very fast.

I'll not talk about the multiple imporvement, including zypper, latest GNOME, etc. (I have been running it on the desktop for quite a while).

And I chose KDE 4 as a default desktop.

And now to figure out how to fix this damn keyboard where return and the arrows don't work that well. I guess IBM quality is long gone. Update: This is a keyboard hardware problem