Again, the purpose of this post is not to give a review of OpenSUSE 10.3 but to identify what we can learn from it and to get ideas on how to improve Linux Mint.
So I would have a lot of comments about it if I was to review it, but as learning from it goes, here are the few things I think we should consider:
- Replace the Window borders we use by default with Gilouche. Window borders look much better in OpenSUSE 10.3 than they do in Celena, and the Gilouche borders integrate very well with our Murrina theme. This would give Daryna a more professional look.
- Add "recent documents" into mintMenu. Maybe not visible by default, but with a link to it (the same way you can click on "favorite" or "all applications", we could have a link to "recent documents".
- Make users more aware of mintInstall and the software portal. The Suse one-click install is not particularly good compared to our solution but its presence is made clear to the user whereas a lot of mint users are not always aware that they can use the portal.