Hardly a day goes by when I do not sit down at my computer and fire up the command line. Whether I am installing programs or managing users and permissions I find that I am much faster when using the command line. The command line is simply much more efficient than using the graphical user interface. The command line is also known as the terminal, shell, the console, command prompt, and command line interface ( CLI).
OpenSUSE has been around since 2006 and have been very successful in releasing a stable Linux operating system. OpenSUSE is based on SUSE which is an enterprise level Linux. OpenSUSE can be installed as a server operating system or for just simple personal use. OpenSUSE is owned by Novell and follows a release schedule of every six months. This guide will be showing you how to install OpenSUSE 12.3 with the GNOME desktop environment as a dual-boot with Windows.