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    Default Suse and Ubuntu?

    I am not trying to start a who's better than thread here. I just want to know somethings.

    Why would I want to go with Suse instead of Ubuntu? Is there any real difference? Is that like asking the difference between KDE and GNOME?

    I came to openSuse from Ubuntu. Suse was the first flavor of Linux that I liked. I am a little upset that the cool Suse feature I saw a while back isn't standard no more. If it don't really matter I'll probably take the time and go back to Ubuntu, but if its worth to stay with Suse I will.

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    Default Re: Suse and Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arukas View Post
    I am not trying to start a who's better than thread here. I just want to know somethings.

    Why would I want to go with Suse instead of Ubuntu? Is there any real difference? Is that like asking the difference between KDE and GNOME?

    I came to openSuse from Ubuntu. Suse was the first flavor of Linux that I liked. I am a little upset that the cool Suse feature I saw a while back isn't standard no more. If it don't really matter I'll probably take the time and go back to Ubuntu, but if its worth to stay with Suse I will.

    -thanks
    I migrated from debian based distros to openSUSE and have not looked back. I am curious though, what feature is missing now that you 'saw a while back'?
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    Default Re: Suse and Ubuntu?

    From the login or DE you could restart in windows without see the good ol'boot grub screen. What was nice about the feature was how it worked also.

    Anyways, why did you migrate from debian?


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    Me it was because the Opensuse desktop look is way more refined, it looks more like a full workstation at the office.

    The Ubuntu looked totally out of place , looked more like a kids toy here. Did not have that business "get ready to work and be productive" feel.

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    Default Re: Suse and Ubuntu?

    Yeah, but you can fix that but changing DEs. Suse has the Windows feel IMO and I don't like that.

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    Default Re: Suse and Ubuntu?

    I try and help out with both distros as I feel these two have a good future in desktop Linux, especially for Windows addicts. I find SuSE has GUIs for a lot of configuration, unlike Ubuntu.

    For example,sax2 in SuSE
    Try configuring your graphics card in Ubuntu?
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and answer a lot of questions

    I have written more tutorials for SuSE than Ubuntu for that reason. I simply couldn't write some tutorials for Ubuntu as I felt that the process would be too complicated for new users migrating from Windows.

    Try telling a new user he/she has to open a terminal and type pppoeconf to configure his pppoe ADSL connection, and then pppoe start from a terminal each time he/she wants to connect?! I tried rp-pppoe but even that was a big pain to configure. Finally for those having metered pppoe broadband connections it's easier to turn off their modem/router when not in use, than go through all this circus. With SuSE it's different
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    Default Re: Suse and Ubuntu?

    Ubuntu provides a fairly vanilla desktop. They advertise they have a speedy desktop, but I've found openSUSE is just as fast.

    Even Gnome lovers have professed that openSUSE puts out a polished Gnome better than what Ubuntu offers. Ubuntu's installer is the simplest, only because it gives you basically zero options.

    openSUSE provides arguably the best KDE desktop out there as well, where as Ubuntu is Gnome only. Kubuntu is a seperate project and is treated like a ******* stepchild. They aren't included on Ubuntu development, so they always have to play catch-up. Kubuntu releases are buggy, and have the features from the previous Ubuntu release. Their KDE desktop is basically the KDE 3 default.

    openSUSE's packages feature tons of patches and great improvements.

    Ubuntu and openSUSE both feature great package managers, though before 11, I'd say the advantage clearly went to Ubuntu here.

    I really fought to get wireless and ATI drivers to work in Ubuntu. The community chided me and offered zero support, repeatedly insisting I should buy hardware that has open drivers.

    Ubuntu does have Cannonical behind it, but openSUSE has Novell, which is a bigger company and I feel they provide better support.

    However, the biggest advantage openSUSE offers is YaST. YaST is really an incredible configuration tool, and they put a lot of support into the ncurses, GTK and QT versions.

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    I grew up with older computers so terminals aren't beyond me. In fact the GUI was just shell until windows changed that. However, I can see how terminals can confuse people.

    Also, I would say the Ubuntu desktop is faster. Infact the Suse desktop seems noticably slower and I was later going to post something about that, wonder if I can change something.

    I will agree also that configure graphics is a lot easier on Suse. That didn't go unnotice, but I am able to configure graphics on Ubuntu or did, may take some refreshing.

    Although I will agree the Ubuntu desktop is plain and Suse looks more polish. However, I don't know the extent of Suse's gnome, yet. (how I can configure it) I looked at the KDE desktop for Suse but it looks a lot like gnome. So how its better I am not for sure.

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    Default Re: Suse and Ubuntu?

    KDE 3 or KDE 4?

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    The Suse KDE, I think its KDE4, I downloaded and installed it to look at it.

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