Software Packages

You should add the following additional packages in YaST (make sure to check "Description" and "RPM Provides" when searching):

pico, nano, kernel-source, kate, kedit, kyum, smart, yum, yumex, yum-metadata-parser, yum-utils, gtkglext, xine...

Developer packages...  GCC, C++. Perl, Python, Python-devel, etc, etc.

kernel-source is almost always needed to install the NVIDIA Linux Drivers

(more to come)

some games:  armagetron, maelstrom, packman, penguin-command, ksoduko, lincity, xpenguins, and omg don't forget chromium!