I consider SuSE a huge distribution, good for servers, but too much for a normal user. PCLinusOS, ubuntu, are small and simpler,Consider, PCLOS or ubuntu = 1 CDSuSE = 5 CD or 1 DVD
Finally I downloaded OpenSuse 11.3 and trough the one click installer on opensuse.org I managed to install Lazarus, only after trying all of the installer packages untill one worked. The others just tried to screw up the Linux installation.For trying Lazarus as a newbie I would recommend Opensuse. You can always switch to a different distro once you get some first impressions. I got it to work. Complete newbie.
cd /home/sybren/Downloadsrpm -Uvh fpc-src-2.2.4-0.i386.rpmrpm -Uvh fpc-2.2.4-0.i386.rpmrpm -Uvh fpc_crosswin32-2.2.4-091006.i386.rpmrpm -Uvh lazarus-0.9.28-0.i386.rpm
Unlike Ubuntu/Kubuntu OpenSuSE installation contains everything KDE 3/4, Gnome, etc.But you don't have to install everything.