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The success continues – 6th edition of ‘Getting started with Linux’ available


Good news: just recently, the Linux Magazine published its Issue 46, which is the “Getting Started with Linux – 2022 Edition“.

In the editorial, Hans-Georg Eßer, Editor in Chief, highlights that “installing and using Linux has become so easy that there’s no good reason to stick with Windows”. We who live in a Linux world for many years know for quite a while that Linux is ‘the better Windows’. But still – there are people out there who somehow do not dare to touch Linux in their private environment, on their laptops and desktops. Fortunately, the Linux Magazine remains defiant in fighting ignorance with education. The 2022 edition of “Getting Started with Linux” features the latest version of openSUSE Leap, 15.4, and it comes with a DVD containing the software so you can simply check it out yourself.

Furthermore, Eßer states that “SUSE is one of the oldest players in the Linux market: they started in 1992, just one year after the initial Linux kernel release in 1991″. Indeed we are very proud to be THE oldest Linux distribution in the market, and we are happy about the long-term cooperation with the Linux Magazine.

On the part of SUSE, once again my doc teammate (and journalist) Dmitri Popov was the coordinating mastermind behind the scenes. He worked closely with the amazing people from Linux Magazine to make this 100 pages special edition happen. And of course, he once again contributed a load of valuable and insightful articles himself. He covers vitally important topics such as Multi Media (how you can watch videos, play music and stream Internet Radio), photo management (how to use digiKam), Web Browsing (focusing on Firefox as the most popular web browser on Linux), and – crucial for any computer user – Office Programs (LibreOffice as a full-featured free office suite). But he is not the only SUSE expert who shares knowledge and experience.

Quite a few current and former colleagues (among them our documentation team lead Frank Sundermeyer or members of our brilliant YaST team) joined forces with him and other specialists and Linux enthusiasts to talk about their area of expertise. Their motivation is to make everyone understand how easy it is nowadays to set up and work with a Linux system. You get a Linux crash course for the most important commands and concepts, and you are guided through the installation Linux using the openSUSE Leap DVD included. Most important, you get all the information you need so you can listen to music, play games, process photos, surf the Web, create and process documents, and even have your Windows apps available on Linux, while keeping your system safe and secure.

But why don’t you have a look yourself at this GSWL special edition. Have a lot of fun! And if you have comments or feedback, don’t be shy – reach out to


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Meike Chabowski Meike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.