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Old 09-26-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
1982NL
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Question opensuse vs slackware vs debian vs fedora etc..


i hope that somebody can give me some information
what the best linux os is..
i am using now for a while opensuse
i really like it but i am wondering if there is another linux os more perfect for me..

i like only KDE
i am not interested in creating servers, FTP etc
i just wanna use it for as a home desktop just like windows

what will be the best for me ?
 
Old 09-26-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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Just my opinion.

You are probably doing fine with Opensuse. While any linux distribution can be made to do anything (server, desktop, etc.), Opensuse has a good focus on the home desktop.

The other choice for a good home desktop would be Kubuntu. However if you have Opensuse and are comfortable with it, I see no reason to switch.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 03:03 AM   #3
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what will be the best for me ?
The one that you like best. You will have looked at all of the other 'which is the best distro' threads and found out that there are many opinions. This is one reason that there are many distros.

But SuSE does do a good kde, and, while friendly, kubunutu's kde never feels as well finished or cared for as SuSE's version. You might want to have a look at one of the other kde, debian derived, distros, but, as you don't seem to have any particular annoyances with SuSE, its difficult to think of anything that is just, generally, better than SuSE.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 03:15 AM   #4
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There's really nothing you can do in one distro that you can't do in another. You can always try other distros, but that involves poking around for a few weeks while you get used to the way some things are set up (and that may be more frustrating than anything). So you can play around if you want, but you'll probably be more comfortable trying other distros after you're comfortable with Suse.

As you try others, there is always a chance that the install will fail for some reason or other - so you need a lot of time and patience to try them. I think most people find something that works for them and rarely ever try something different.

I've been using Debian since 2001 and the only other one I've used was LFS/CLFS, but that was just to get a quick start on setting up a relatively small dedicated system for an instrument. I did try RedHat earlier on (RH4 I think) but problems with the installation and substantial deviations from my previous UNIX experience made me dump it; I didn't have the patience to work with a *NIX distribution that was so different from the previous UNIX I used. I wouldn't say it was bad (well, RH4/5 were because of the numerous services that ran by default etc) but I just don't use it.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 05:13 AM   #5
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Why change just for the sake of change?

If you really want to just check out other distros, either try a Live-CD (e.g. Kubuntu) or make some space on your hard drive and install in a separate partition, dual-booting into whichever one you want (share the home partition between the 2/3/4/5 other versions of linux).

If you search here there's plenty of advice on how to do it.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 11:08 AM   #6
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thanks all for the information
i think i should try kubuntu, fedora
debian is more for advanced linux users right ?
 
Old 09-27-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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Moving to Linux - Distributions forum.

-Chad

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Old 09-27-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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fedora debian is more for advanced linux users right ?
No, linux is linux, if you learn one, moving to another is no big deal. Most linux distro's differ in the package manager they provide, there are some distro specific commands but that doesn't take long to learn. So if you like the distro you are using now just stay with it and use it and learn.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 11:27 AM   #9
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No, linux is linux, if you learn one, moving to another is no big deal. Most linux distro's differ in the package manager they provide, there are some distro specific commands but that doesn't take long to learn. So if you like the distro you are using now just stay with it and use it and learn.
I completely agree with this. I'd also add that if you are looking for a KDE based distro to probably avoid Fedora as it's heavily based on Gnome. You can switch DE's in any distribution, but ultimately if you are looking for the simplest path forward choosing a distro that is based on KDE will probably give you the best experience.

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Old 09-27-2008, 10:24 PM   #10
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No, linux is linux, if you learn one, moving to another is no big deal. Most linux distro's differ in the package manager they provide, there are some distro specific commands but that doesn't take long to learn. So if you like the distro you are using now just stay with it and use it and learn.
thanks for the info
i thought that the most linux distributions are different
i used also slackware before long time ago
but i get crazy about that because you have to moderate the most with your keyboard..
you know what i am talking about

i take your recommendation to stay to opensuse
there is only one problem
really strange
i never had this problem before
but i reinstalled opensuse 11 and now all the time the sound stop (mp3, avi, etc)
the first time when i installed opensuse i did not had this problem
i also try to download the iso again and i also check the md5sum before burning the iso
my soundcard should work by with the default drivers from the installation

what can i do to fix my problem i really dont know how to start ?
thanks
 
  


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