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Old 08-21-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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Ubuntu to SuSE


ok ive used Ubuntu for a while now and ive been reading a lot of raves about SuSE 10.1 being fantastic and all. so ive decided to try it out. ive already downloaded the ISOs for OpenSuSE 10.1 from the Novell site and will probably install sometime this week.

So as a migrating user, can u guys tell me all what im likley to find different from my previous distro, the equivalent programs, or anything else that a new SuSE user should know ?
 
Old 08-21-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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Installation is different.. Instead of debian it uses redhat package manager (rpm's).

If you install GNOME you prob won't find too many different programs.. except the control center / yast (package manager) etc..

BTW, I switched from Ubutnu to SuSE along with Kubuntu to SuSE.. and VERY happy with it.. Actually BOUGHT SLED
 
Old 08-22-2006, 12:29 AM   #3
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The biggest difference, as has been said is yast control centre and package management.
Personally, I much prefer apt-get and synaptic for package management but suse is simply the best distro I have ever used, and I've tried a lot of different ones.
10.1 had some problems early on but it's back on track now and I can't recommend it enough.
If you don't get on with the yast package manager there are plenty of options, such as smart and even apt/synaptic.
If you have only ever used gnome before and choose gnome on suse you will probably feel right at home.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 05:55 AM   #4
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I use both disto's and i find Ubuntu performs better in a number of ways.. THis said i still quite like SuSE - YaST is fantastic for configuring things like your firewall and other network services... really is kick #ss!! But for packagemanagement it is not as good as ubuntu or the debian packages... I prefer .deb to rpm format.

I found when i downlaoded 10.1 the software managment part of YaST did not work untill following the tut on this page (basically adding in some good sources) : http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/254/42/

Both are great distro's i just find ubuntu more responsive for everyday use and also for my liking manages memory better.. In SuSE i find it allocates almost all my physical ram to disk cache straight after booting up, where as ubuntu only allocates about 300-400Mb of my 1GB.

Eitherway have fun!
I run both and Slackware and just switch between them all
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:45 AM   #5
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thnaks for all the info. but despite the advice to stick with gnome. i wanna try kde and will be downloading opensuse soon for my home use. fingers crossed.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 03:37 PM   #6
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Both are great distro's i just find ubuntu more responsive for everyday use and also for my liking manages memory better.. In SuSE i find it allocates almost all my physical ram to disk cache straight after booting up, where as ubuntu only allocates about 300-400Mb of my 1GB.
If I understand correctly the disk cache in Linux is managed dynamically so if an app needs ram it gets it. The reason for fulling the disk cache is so RAM never sits idle. You paid for the RAM chips and Linux puts them to use.

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