Originally Posted by Sean_W
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.
Ubuntu can be used by anyone, noobs or experienced ones, I compile most of my programs in Ubuntu including mplayer, ffmpeg, x264 etc and others.
Since SUSE was my first Linux distro in 1999, I am well aware of its install routines but I wish they would make the packaging a bit better, otherwise their laterst offering is very good.