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Old 08-31-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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jhow much different is opensuse compaired to Ubuntu Hardy?

I am currently using Ubuntu hardy I am using this because I was having issues with ATI video drivers for my ati 3879hd video card, I am currious about opensuse I have tryed the opensuse live cd but like any live cd you can only go so far with it. so I am wondeering how much of a difference is there between the two distros and has anyone had or is still having issues with the ATI driver installs?
edit oops just noticed I misspelled how in the title lol

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The differences between distros largely exists in some of the fine details like package management, software repositories and such. When it comes to the basics like drivers, there isn't a lot of difference simply because all distros are drawing from the same resources for the basics. There are times when certain distros have tweaked a driver or a program and that isn't in general use across distros (Debian's Iceweasel version of Firefox is probably the most famous example) but you usually have to do a bit of digging to find out if your particular driver has been tweaked by opensuse.


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