If you find yourself downloading an application packaged in a .deb file, but you want to install it in SuSe you may be able to use Alien
1. In a new terminal window type su hit retutn and type root password
2. Download and Install alien using zypper: zypper in alien
3. Run: alien -r filename.deb, you should then find a .rpm file in the same location as the .deb which you can open with the application installer..