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    Default Why OpenSuse?

    Hi!

    Greetings to everyone!

    I've been a linux user for a month or so, and i am currently deciding on a permanent distro to use.

    I'm writing here to get you guys to write to me, why you think OpenSuse is the right choice and why it is better and differs from other distros.

    I am an ordinary user, just using computer for typing, internet browsing and so on.

    Thank you very much and enjoy your evening!

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    Default Re: Why OpenSuse?

    I can answer your question with another: Why not opensuse?

    Personally, I have tried slackware, redhat (before fedora was separated from the commercial version), ubuntu, gentoo (but only briefly before I decided that it was too much work).

    Opensuse is well organized and does a very good job of providing updates (particularly security updates). I used slackware the most, but opensuse is easier to maintain so I have switched to that. By now, I might have actually accumulated more miles (or is that years) with opensuse that with slackware.

    Those are what is behind my choice. Ultimately you will have to decide for yourself which distro you most prefer.
    opensuse 13.1; KDE 4.11.5;

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    Default Re: Why OpenSuse?

    Good default installation options.
    Choice of desktop
    Helpful forums
    Plenty of support to expand if your needs expand

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    Default Re: Why OpenSuse?

    Thank you for your responses!

    As i could read here, most of the users on OpenSUSE prefer KDE desktop environment? Should i decide to use Gnome 3, is it better to use Fedora, or is it working just as perfectly on OpenSUSE?

    Thank you!!

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    On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:56:02 +0000, ayk87 wrote:

    > Thank you for your responses!
    >
    > As i could read here, most of the users on OpenSUSE prefer KDE desktop
    > environment? Should i decide to use Gnome 3, is it better to use Fedora,
    > or is it working just as perfectly on OpenSUSE?


    KDE and GNOME are both fully supported desktops on openSUSE. GNOME3 is a
    preview right now, but I've got it running on a laptop here and it seems
    to work just fine.

    Jim



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    Quote Originally Posted by ayk87 View Post
    As i could read here, most of the users on OpenSUSE prefer KDE desktop environment? Should i decide to use Gnome 3, is it better to use Fedora, or is it working just as perfectly on OpenSUSE?
    If you're after Gnome3, it's probably "easier" to use Fedora, since it is already included in the latest release. Under openSUSE, it would require some extra work.

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    On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:36:02 +0000, please try again wrote:

    > ayk87;2366665 Wrote:
    >>
    >> As i could read here, most of the users on OpenSUSE prefer KDE desktop
    >> environment? Should i decide to use Gnome 3, is it better to use
    >> Fedora, or is it working just as perfectly on OpenSUSE?
    >>
    >>

    > If you're after Gnome3, it's probably "easier" to use Fedora, since it
    > is already included in the latest release. Under openSUSE, it would
    > require some extra work.


    Depends on whether or not you use the GNOME3 LiveCD image from the GNOME3
    site or not - since that's built on openSUSE.....

    Jim



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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    Depends on whether or not you use the GNOME3 LiveCD image from the GNOME3
    site or not - since that's built on openSUSE.....
    I believe you. But the Gnome3 site is on my blacklist (although I do install and set up Gnome3 on Fedora and ArchLinux). It reminds me too much of a commercial for a cellphone company. It's simply annoying... or I just missed the point or I'm too old to watch those programming kids on video explaining what a beautiful job they did and how it's going to change my life. Ugh!

    * Sorry for being out of topic ...

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    Default Re: Why OpenSuse?

    Hi ayk87,
    Welcome to Opensuse & its forum.
    In my case I came to Opensuse from Ubuntu,not directly but from there.
    The 1st thing for me was that I felt uncomfortable with the use of sudo in Ubu. I had fears that doing sudo this & sudo that it was only a matter of time before that password would get known. Since Ubu has only the one, rightly or wrongly it bothered me.
    In Opensuse I have the security of a root password & a user password it makes me feel better, once again rightly or wrongly.
    The 2nd thing about Opensuse its flexibility so far it has been able to handle anything I throw at it & do so in a way acceptable to me.
    3rd thing is Yast it's a one stop shop for taking care of your PC. Ubu was kind of messy in comparison. In Yast you can do hardware, software, time settings, & well over time you'll get the idea.
    As to Gnome or KDE yeah most of us are KDE users but don't let that bother you (see my 2nd reason). I personally am a KDE user BUT I've used Gnome in Suse & IMO it handles better here than in Ubu. However also IMO it handles KDE best!, but that's just me.
    Enjoy your stay with OpenSuSe & don't forget to have a lot of fun!
    Challenge your preconceptions, or they will challenge you.
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    On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 03:56:02 +0000, please try again wrote:

    > hendersj;2366707 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Depends on whether or not you use the GNOME3 LiveCD image from the
    >> GNOME3
    >> site or not - since that's built on openSUSE.....

    >
    > I believe you. But the Gnome3 site is on my blacklist (although I do
    > install and set up Gnome3 on Fedora and ArchLinux). It reminds me too
    > much of a commercial for a cellphone company. It's simply annoying... or
    > I just missed the point or I'm too old to watch those programming kids
    > on video explaining what a beautiful job they did and how it's going to
    > change my life. Ugh!


    I didn't bother with any of that stuff, but then again, I didn't use the
    stuff from the GNOME3 site, either - I just installed from the
    GNOME_STABLE_3.0 repo.

    > * Sorry for being out of topic ...


    I don't think it's possible to be 'offtopic' in a general chat area.

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