Re: OpenSUSE 11.3 Released.
Yes I know about Ubuntu but it's meant to be for noobs.
You just need to tick those three packages( I said in the instructions) and GTK2-devel (if you need to compile some theme engines)and you're set-up for compiling as it brings the deps in.
Flash is installed via the update YaST system and it works just fine. Skype is proprietary so you'll have to wait for the openSUSE 11.3 packages to be built on the build service or pacman. Doing the nomodeset is easy, it's just a case of adding it to the kernel line, which YaST has a UI for it.