Clean Start with SuSE 10.1

I mentioned previously that I was going to upgrade to OpenSuSE 10.1, and I did. It wasn’t all peaches and cream though, and after banging my head on my desk a few times today, I decided to go ahead and burn the 5 ISO’s that I had downloaded and do a format and clean install. Things are much nicer now! The Novell/SuSE NetworkManager applet is absolute gold for someone like me who moves their machine around quite a bit. I was using a couple of really simple scripts to stop and restart a given network interface (wired or wireless) depending on where I was, but it all just works now. I think that NetworkManager was the final piece of code that I really loved on Windows that I never found a good Linux counterpart for. Long live the SuSE gecko!