Top-10 things to do after installing openSUSE Leap 42.1 to make as user friendly

5) Install Google Chrome Browser

Web browser is important one for computer, we can’t do anything without web browser such as browsing, checking mails, accessing bank account, etc.,. Follow below steps to install google chrome browsers to openSUSE.

# Install google's PGP key to avoid key warnings #
$ wget
$ sudo rpm --import

# Add google chrome repository #
$ sudo zypper ar google-chrome

# Refresh repository #
$ sudo zypper ref

# Install google chrome browser #
$ sudo zypper in google-chrome-stable


6) Install Punch of software

Below punch of software almost mandatory for major activity on our system. So, install it by running below commands.

# Install VLC Media Player #
$ sudo zypper install vlc

# Install gimp & inkscape #
$ sudo zypper install gimp inkscape

# Install messanger #
$ sudo zypper install pidgin

# Install qbittorrent #
$ sudo zypper install qbittorrent deluge

# Install p7zip which will extracts all kind of archives #
$ sudo zypper install p7zip

# Install Office suite #
$ sudo zypper install libreoffice

# Install Filezilla FTP client #
$ sudo zypper install filezilla

# Install Virtualization software #
$ sudo zypper install VirtualBox

# Install dropbox desktop sync client #
$ sudo zypper install dropbox

# Install steam for games #
$ sudo zypper install steam

# Install wine to run windows program #
$ sudo zypper install wine

# Terminal emulator for shell #
$ sudo zypper install terminator

# Install Chat Client #
$ sudo zypper install pidgin

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18 Comments on “Top-10 things to do after installing openSUSE Leap 42.1 to make as user friendly”

  1. Most of those can be install in out-of-box through Yast > Online Update > Extra (top bar) > Install All Matching Recommended Packages …done!


  2. thank you so much, i use this tutorial for openSUSE leap 42.2, only change the version of packman.


  3. I think ‘x264’ from packman repository is also an important multimidia decoder.
    This one allows to see media in whatsap web, I think google music also uses it somehow. 🙂

  4. You can simply disable the auto login by removing the username from below file (Make it empty).

    # nano /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager


    1. you go to the kde system settings -> account details -> user manager then uncheck the highlighted autologin option then log in to the mate desktop, i am not sure where that login setting is but you would need to check that, then it would autologin in mate desktop

      1. Thanks for jarring my memory. Yeah for some reason, KDE tends to flicker. Mate is rock solid. I just have to dig out my usual KDE apps instead of Mates standard apps. Thanks again.

        Rod Donovan

  5. Excellent stuff – thanks for this really useful page.
    Perhaps one last thing that would make it completely awesome for me, would be instructions for how to install Sun Java rather than openJDK. I am sure it is simple enough for me to figure that out though – and perhaps everyone else is happy with OJDK!

    Best wishes!

    1. @NeonCS,
      Thanks for your prompt update which will give more energy to us. We have already covered the topic in separate article, anyhow what you instructed is good idea to add Oracle JAVA installation too. Will update the article accordingly.

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