On the third attempt I finally got my new computer. Suse installed like a dream, although took a couple of goes to get the official NVidia driver to install. So much more nice to work on a system with a decent speed. Just about to add in the extra RAM to bring it up to a nice 1Gb.
Of course I have my priorities right, so far I've installed Eclipse, Tomcat, JDK and a couple of Firefox extensions that I wouldn't live without. All is good. At last I will be able to get back to coding, once I get the old machine running next door and can get my source code off of there.
Lots to do.