In this video we look at and explain the options for installing openSUSE 11.4. The machine we install now will be the base machine in the future tutorials. The video is about 20 minutes in length but these are designed with learning in mind for the newbie. Using openSUSE 11.4 has been my choice, although there are many distributions of Linux, I happen to favor openSUSE and 11.4 as it is stable and the YaST setup tools can be useful. In the video I am installing into a Virtual Machine, if you are following along then you too can install as a VM or on bare metal, a real PC.
The main thing is for you to see a Linux desktop and become used to what Linux and open source software has to offer, thereby demonstrating that there is an alternative to commercial software.