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Old 01-26-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
joshd1982
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Ubuntu or SuSE?


I am just about to update my laptop to either suse 9.1 or ubuntu 5.10 (as i have those discs). can anyone advise which one i should choose? i am just trying to learn about linux and will use it for general home computing
 
Old 01-26-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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i have never used suse, heard good stuff about it though as a newbie distro. I love ubuntu. My wife and kids use it exclusivly. Very easy to start off with. Great support on their forums site, can do about anything, and based on debian. Give it a shot ! And welcome to linux !
 
Old 01-26-2006, 09:05 AM   #3
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Any of the ubuntus should be fine for you. I personally recommend Kubuntu, Ive installed it in a couple of laptops and it all went pretty smooth, just some workout getting them to sleep but I found great answers at Kubuntu forums.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 09:05 AM   #4
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If you are going to use Suse, then I would urge you to use Suse 10 or wait for 10.1 which will be released soon. I would urge you to try both distros and keep the one that you feel most comfortable using.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 09:20 AM   #5
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Flip a coin...

Seriously, almost any of the free distros is a good place to start.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 10:06 AM   #6
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I think Ubuntu is better than SuSE 10.0 for the real newbie.
May be SuSE can be your second distro in just a few months.

good luck !
 
Old 01-26-2006, 10:35 AM   #7
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If your going to install Suse you have to atleast install Suse 9.3 or Suse 10. 9.1 was way bugged out. I personally think suse is better than Ubuntu but im a hardcore KDE fan.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 12:01 PM   #8
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I started out with SUSE about a week ago, so as green as they come. So far, it's been a steep learning curve, but now I'm pretty much all set; have my dual (actually triple, I have Solaris 10 as well) booting system up and running, can share the mail folder, watch video, play music and so on. SUSE has sure made a fan of me. If you're not sure, install both, play with them and see which one you prefer. I've heard a lot of good about Ubuntu and I know from my own experience that SUSE 10 is brilliant, so you can't really go wrong.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 01:45 PM   #9
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Why not try out the LiveCD's and then choose the one you like.

Bill
 
Old 01-26-2006, 02:33 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NikToo
I started out with SUSE about a week ago, so as green as they come. So far, it's been a steep learning curve, but now I'm pretty much all set; have my dual (actually triple, I have Solaris 10 as well) booting system up and running, can share the mail folder, watch video, play music and so on. SUSE has sure made a fan of me. If you're not sure, install both, play with them and see which one you prefer. I've heard a lot of good about Ubuntu and I know from my own experience that SUSE 10 is brilliant, so you can't really go wrong.
I second this. I have been very impressed with SUSE 10 ( and I have never tried linux before). I chose the Novell Eval because it came with the other prop software (Adobe, Real player etc). I was not sure how to install these on my own, but if you feel comfortable with it, then OpenSUSE is the same I believe.
YaST is a pleasure working with. Good luck with your choice!
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