So, here I'll give installing openSUSE a try. Even if Ubuntu's easy to install there's no guarantee that other Linux distributions are the same. Here's the tools I'll be using for the installation:
1. VirtualBox 4.0.8. I've setup a VM with 1GB of RAM and 20GB of HDD space for testing purposes. Eveything else is default.
2. openSUSE 11.4 KDE LiveCD x86_64. I'll be testing with the 64-bit version of openSUSE. This is the current stable version.
|The initial boot splash|
|openSUSE's boot menu|
|Installation welcome screen|
|Selecting your time zone|
First comes time zone selection. Nothing too hard here. In fact, with a clickable world map I'd say it's actually better than Windows which only has a single drop down list.
|Partitioning your hard disk|
In my case, I've never tried a LVM-based installation so I have no idea what to expect there. I stuck to using the default partition-based installation. Ubuntu's installation doesn't have these options, sticking instead to the tried and true partition-based setup.
|User account setup|
|Confirming your installation settings|
That's it! That wasn't so hard. Now it's just confirming your settings are just the way you like them.
|Wait for the installation to complete then reboot|
|First boot automatic configuration process|
|Finally, the openSUSE's KDE desktop|