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Old 05-11-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy bye, Mint


Mint's pretty, and apt's powerful. But cinnamon's not very stable... Although Ubuntu has improved the kernels, I just switch to OpenSUSE.
 
Old 05-11-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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Good for you and what is your question?

If you're just announcing it to the whole LQ community, your LQ blog would be a better place.

Please remove your email from your signature unless you want to keep getting an increasing number of spam.
 
Old 05-11-2014, 03:34 PM   #3
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Good for you and what is your question?

If you're just announcing it to the whole LQ community, your LQ blog would be a better place.

Please remove your email from your signature unless you want to keep getting an increasing number of spam.
Thank you
 
Old 05-11-2014, 03:35 PM   #4
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Linux is about freedom to choose whatever fits you best. So if you are happy with Suse there is no reason to change.

But I must say I have been using Mint Debian edition (version 13 and 16) with the Mate desktop. Both in a VM and one the bare metal. And I still must experience my first crash.

Mint (the not the Debian version, but the Ubuntu version, I don't know the official name) is based on Ubuntu and Ubuntu is based on Debian Unstable. Ubuntu is known for its cutting edge programs which are included, not for rock solid stability. So I assume that has some consequences for derived distros.

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #5
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just remember that SUSE dose things very differently than other rpm based distros

so you really DO need to use the suse docs and NOT the fedora or rhel ones
http://activedoc.opensuse.org/
-- older pages --
http://en.opensuse.org/Main_Page

software search
http://software.opensuse.org/search?...penSUSE%3A13.1

and the "Restricted formats"- for music and video use Packman!!!
http://en.opensuse.org/Restricted_formats
 
Old 05-11-2014, 03:51 PM   #6
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just remember that SUSE dose things very differently than other rpm based distros

so you really DO need to use the suse docs and NOT the fedora or rhel ones
http://activedoc.opensuse.org/
-- older pages --
http://en.opensuse.org/Main_Page

software search
http://software.opensuse.org/search?...penSUSE%3A13.1

and the "Restricted formats"- for music and video use Packman!!!
http://en.opensuse.org/Restricted_formats
I've got them. Yast, zypper... I know it was developed by German, based on slackware
 
Old 05-19-2014, 07:58 AM   #7
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Hi there
I use BOTH OPENSUSE (13.1) and Linux Mint -- current LM17 (QIANA) with KDE seems just as good as my OPENSUSE -- OPENSUSE has not a vey nice package manager(YAST)athough improving and it's a SMALLER install if you just install from the OPENSUSE live KDE distro.

I've had to ADD / INSTALL KDE on LM17 (QIANA) as there isn't a separate KDE live CD.
Seems stable enough to me.

I had to fiddle a bit to get VMware workstation to install on OPENSUSE - LM17 just installed without problems - running Windows 8.1 Virtual machine - runs OK.

Both are excellent distros IMO - especially if you are looking for decent long term releases that can be used for REAL work as a daily system.

If you want to stick exclusively to KDE then OPENSUSE might just have the edge. - There's a bug in LM17 when you install KDE-FULL. Systems settings don't recognixe HDMI connected external monitor until you install KSCREEN (simply sudo apt-get install kscreen. Not sure how that got missed out of the package.

In any case there's enough distros to suit everybody - choose one / two or even more that you like and ignore the rest - or if you don't want any choice go back to WINDOZE !!.

Cheers
 
Old 05-19-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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I've had Mint MATE (v. 13 then and v. 16 now) on two different computers and found it quite reliable, although I commonly use E17 on Mint 16 because I just like E17.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 03:50 PM   #9
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I couldn't agree more about Cinnamon. I find it to be very unstable especially when an extension or two are installed. But that's OK I running Mint 17 Xfce. Even though I have installed Compiz and build Emerald window decorator for some bling it has so far been completely stable.

I would hope (although I haven't checked) that for an LTS release, Cinnamon would have been somewhat stabilised. Still it's a young project so I would expect it to improve over time; especially if you consider how far it has come already.

I like openSUSE and usually try out every other version, but I would prefer it if their repository structure made more sense!
 
  


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