Which should I install?
I admit that I'm a bit new to linux, but I'm a computer's person so don't treat me like a tender baby please!
I installed RedHat 9 without problems, it detected everything. (almost*)
And everything was great, I got apt-get, Installed a few things, got the latest NVidia drivers...
I could NOT get tuxracer to work
Probably because there is a problem with it. (Its a dead project now... and buggy
But it might be a problem with RedHat.... (?)
Anyway, I also had a problem with my modem*.
RedHat did NOT detect it at all... I have a router, so I had an internet connection but if I connected my modem directly to the computer... nothing.
Also, sometimes speeds were slow.
Both browsing and downloading, and sometimes by downloads would freeze. (Thank god for KGet)
Anyway, all that and hearing some time ago that RedHat personal is no more... (yes, I know there is feodora thingy but still...)
I decided to switch to a new distro.
After some soul and google searching I decided that I should either install Debian or buy and install SuSE9.
So which do you think I should choose?
I read that SuSE is great as a desktop.
It looks good and its very user friendly... (at least that's what I read)
So that's nice...
But Debian has lots and lots of packages... and apt-get
(I don't know if apt-get has been ported to SuSE like it was for redhat...)
This is what I need:
Openoffice - both have
Mozilla and Mail Client - both have
Download manger - ? don't know if they have it...
CD (NOT DVD, just CD-R/RW) burning program - ?
Easy update - ?
Nice looking user friendly - SuSE has that. does debian have it?
GAMES - yap. I know they both come with tux... but I also would like to play games like flight gear... and winblows games, with WineX... I don't know how good is the support for that.
Hopefully an easy install - SuSE prolly has that.
oh, and some basic developing tools maybe? for C, C+...
So... which of them is nearer to what I'm looking for?
Which would you recommend and why?
Also, I'm confused about debian.
There is Woody, and 2 other versions... ? what's the diff' and which is for me?
Thanks for your help