I am typing this in Gedit, running over ssh to my laptop, just like I was doing with Gentoo. Just by typing ssh -X 10.0.0.2 -l shoggoth you can connect to the other machine after the ip addresses are sorted out.
Here is the kernel version I have, 2.6.34 is a good kernel, but I might upgrade to 2.6.37 very soon.
[email protected]:~/Documents> uname -a Linux linux-evbo 2.6.34-12-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[email protected]:~/Documents> df -Hla Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 259G 7.6G 238G 4% / proc 0 0 0 - /proc sysfs 0 0 0 - /sys debugfs 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/debug devtmpfs 949M 373k 948M 1% /dev tmpfs 950M 2.8M 947M 1% /dev/shm devpts 0 0 0 - /dev/pts /dev/sda3 124G 38G 81G 32% /home fusectl 0 0 0 - /sys/fs/fuse/connections /dev/sda2 107G 65G 42G 61% /windows/D securityfs 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/security /dev/sdb1 64G 30G 31G 49% /media/6a297c9b-8486-458d-8a10-236136cbad3d /dev/sr0 4.5G 4.5G 0 100% /media/openSUSE-DVD-x86_64.0702..001 gvfs-fuse-daemon 0 0 0 - /home/shoggoth/.gvfs rpc_pipefs 0 0 0 - /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
And here is how much disk space I have left after installing both KDE and Gnome on my machine. The 64bit KDE 4 desktop is very fast and responsive, I just prefer to use the Gnome desktop, with a panel on the bottom and the top. That way everything has space to be and I do not have just the one panel on the bottom that gets cramped. And that looks too much like Windows. Here is a good tutorial showing how to enable ssh connections in OpenSuse Linux.