SUSE the right choice?

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I have a desktop and laptop. The desktop is running Microsoft Windows 7. The laptop is running an expired beta of Windows 7. Given that I pretty much just browse the web on the laptop, I do not want to purchase for Windows 7 for it, and instead want to load a free OS on it. My question concerning SUSE is setting up a wireless network connection. Is it something that can be easily walked-through here through forum assistance. I have no experience using any Linux distribution. Further, not crucial, but something I would like to do is share files between the two systems, is this difficult? (Distributions)