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Old 08-17-2004, 04:52 AM   #1
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Comparison between SuSE 9.1 Pro & Fedora Core 2

Hi there everyone.

Well, I have had SuSE for a while now. At first, I was not too sure due to the fact it was KDE and I really wanted Gnome - I found that everything Gnome had better functionality, such as Gedit, Gftp, Gaim, etc. etc. while those KDE equivalents just weren't up to scratch. Well, they still aren't - However now I'm using Gaim, and I've come to adapt myself to using Kate and I also use Gftp.

Basically, a short time after I had SuSE and when I realise how many problems there were in getting SuSE to work with Gnome, I went and purchased FC2. Well, since that time I've come to like SuSE 9.1 a lot and the bad things just go over my head because I like things like YaST: How I can download an RPM, and just double click it to install. I heard this isn't possible in FC2?

So yeah, basically, I'm thinking - Should I stick with SuSE, or should I move to FC2?

I'm looking for input pease!
Old 08-17-2004, 07:43 AM   #2
bruno buys
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I use suse 9.1 pro and I can load any gnome app in my kde desktop without problems. Actually I'm a daily user of evolution and occasional user of gimp. I also use audacity and do sound recordings on it, no problem. Also, I can open konqueror, evolution and tvtime in windowmaker without erros.
If you decide to get suse, my advice is: do a very complete install of pro. Open those categories of software and choose all of them, so the setup program can install all dependencies, libs and stuff. You will have: kde, gnome, windowmaker, fluxbox, openbox and a few others I can't remember the names. All of them working.
Old 08-17-2004, 06:54 PM   #3
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I run SuSE 9.1 pro and i have very few problems. Like bruno buys, i run all manner of gnome apps in KDE with no trouble at all.
I tried FC recently and i found it really frustrating to be honest, a lot of the commands im used to in SuSE didnt work. for example switching to runlevel 3 in SuSE? easy ... init3. In FC?? no idea ... couldnt work it out at all.
Im sure FC has all the functionality of FC, but ive been using SuSE for about 6 years now, i guess im just used to it.
I would say stick with SuSE.


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