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Old 12-15-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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Fedora 6 V. Suse 10.0

I know it's all about taste, but I'm wondering what the mass Linux users think is the better OS. Visually, FC6 looks much more appealing to me, but as far as functionality goes, which is better for me?

I'm a complete novice, but I'm not an idiot. I'm already pretty comfortable with Suse 10.0. I'm looking to get the basics down and get to know Shell. Hopefully and eventually, I would like to get into programming.

My background is mostly Windows and I have some experience with Mac OS's.

Currently I have Suse 10.0 as my first and only Linux distro to this point. Is there much difference in the two OS's? Furthermore, you can suggest other Linux OS's if you'd like. I'm not sold on any OS yet. Any input that you can provide I am eternally greatful for.



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Old 12-15-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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If I hear people debating Windows vs Mac, I tell them Linux.

If I hear Redhat/Fedora vs SUSE, I say Debian/*ubuntu/Mepis---ie anything that uses the .deb/apt/synaptic package system. I also now have a strong preference for KDE
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The outfit..well you can change it to be exactly what you like to be, so it's not about it. If you never alter the default looks, then pick up the one you like better "out of the box", but both of them can be made look the same. That's not a thing that makes a distribution better than another.

Programs..well, they both have a Linux kernel, both have probably the same basic apps and the rest you can install from the net, so it's not about the programs either (unless you never install or remove any programs after the system is installed).

If you prefer either one's way of handling init scripts, dealing with filesystems, automounting options or something like that..pick the "better" one up. But I'd say neither of them is "better", if we aren't talking about the SuSE-only-programs or Fedora-only-programs (if any); and if we are, then you already have a favourite and you shouldn't ask. Objectively, neither of them is better. It's completely up to you how you want to make the thing look out, work and function -- and what (software) it has inside.

..and of course both of them have shells (many of them), you can do programming on both of them..well, in one sentence, they are basically just the same operating system - just two "layouts" of it, to say it shortly. The forums are already full of "which is better OS/distro/desktop/face/..." threads, you should already know that only you can decide which is better (FOR YOU), and only you.
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The difference in how it looks are surely personal, but if you ask me compare the technical aspect Fedora Core 6 is superior to OpenSuse 10.0.

If you want to compare Fedora Core 6 with OpenSuse you need to compare it with release 10.2. Then I probably prefer OpenSuse 10.2. This all based on who has the latest technology, and the distribution who releases the latest has most of the time the latest packages packed.

Of course after installing Fedora Core 6 and updating the OS you will also get the latest packages.


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