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Old 02-04-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
deerhawk
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Alternative to OpenSuSE 10.2


I have recently made the switch from Windows and I am now using OpenSuSE 10.2. I am not too happy about the Microsoft/Novell deal. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about some decent distro alternatives. I have become very fond of yast and was wondering what the alternatives are and how they compare.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 05:00 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

Mandriva has GUI config tool that works in a similar fashion to YAST. Fedora Core also has good GUI config tools, but they are not in a central control panel.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.org/

Mandriva
http://www.mandriva.com/community/mandrivaone

PCLinuxOS .92
http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/dist...glish/preview/
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distr...glish/preview/

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.

Mephis
http://www.mepis.org/
 
Old 02-05-2007, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thank you guys for your help. I have done a little research about the various distros that you guys recommended and I am currently trying out PCLinuxOS. I have put in only a couple of hours into it but so far I am very happy. Am I able to update to the latest versions of PCLinuxOS through Synaptic or will I have to burn an ISO image and reinstall it entirely?
 
Old 02-09-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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As far as I can see you have to reinstall entirely. At least you have to if you are using the 2007tr1 release, so I guess it should be the same with older releases.

I recently read something about a possibility to update from the tr2 to the final, but as far as I remember (and due to the lag of information about those releases) they are not sure whether this will be possible.

As the first test release runs quit stable on my machine, I'm not convinced yet of the need of a tr2, however I'm going to download it as soon as it is released
 
  


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