OS Switch - Basic Questions

Good Morning,

This is my first post and I do apologise for the rather basic questions, yet I have been unable to find an answer to this anywhere. I was an Ubuntu for many years but I find it rather unstable and buggy plus the performance of unity is horrible. I tried Opensuse but I preferred Suse Enterprise.

The question I pose to this helpful and professional community is this, Why are is very little software available directly available from the repos? For example on Opensuse if I wanted to install Google Chrome I would terminal zypper in google-chrome and it would install and if I needed Qmake to compile a certain app the tools were already installed in Opensuse.

I love the look, speed and performance of SLED but for the work I do I need access to certain applications available under Opensuse like; Qbittorrent (Used for large remote company downloads), Google Chrome (Apps) and few others.

If someone knows of stable extra repos for SLED please let me know.

I thank you in advanced,

The development packages are on the SLE SDK, a separate iso image
(Just DVD1, DVD2 is the src rpms) you can add via YaST Add On Products.

The libraries in SLE are more conservative and not bleeding edge like
openSUSE, so things like chrome won’t work…

You can look on the Open Build Service, but these aren’t supported as
such, use the spanner on the left to set the distribution…

Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) GNOME 3.10.2 Kernel 3.11.6-4-desktop
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