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Old 10-22-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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I have been playing with CentOS, Slackware, Ubuntu, and now I am downloading openSuse.

I hear people say opensuse is for kids and its so easy to learn. What makes it so easy and what are you experiences.

Open up to me =)

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:33 AM   #2
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SuSE has a centralised admin tool (Yast) from which you pretty much do all the admin for a SuSE system. Some people see this as dumbed-down (I disagree with that, but...) and some see the tool as too all-embracing and not very agile (that's probably a more valid crticism, if that's not the kind of thing that you want your system to have).

It rather depends on what you want from your system.

Personally, I like SuSE, but then my preference is for a kde desktop (and many of the other candidates do some other desktop better) and I prefer to get on with using my system rather than configuring it and I want a large selection of packages available, because at times I use some pretty obscure stuff. If you have a different set of preferences, you'll come up with a different answer.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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My first experience with Linux was with Suse Linux 8.0. I'd become frustrated with windows and switched to Suse because what I read at the time indicated it would be the easiest, or at least one of the easiest systems to switch to from windows. I've been using Suse Linux 9.2 for over five years as my desktop computer and continue to do so.

I'd agree also with salasi's statements. I've tried a number of other Linux distributions but haven't switched. Maybe it's just because I'm used to it but doing things seems pretty easy.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies

I have openSUSE install on my system now and just messing with it. I plan to launch a vps hosting company so just trying to learn a little bit about each distro that wasy I could offer a little bit better support.


I first with I launched yast I was a little confused but it seem pretty simple. I guess it got use to yum on centOS. CentOS or redhat based system spoil you =).

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