So, I don’t know how many of these you guys get… but I figured I’d put my 2 cents in, even if nobody cares
I’ve been around people who’ve used *nix for a long time (I remember someone running Debian, the original and I only remember that because I thought the name was funny at the time), but it’s always been one of those things I’d never do because my brother was the computer saavy one, not me. Well, years later (like 2 weeks ago! :D) I finally installed openSUSE 11.1 because of the user-friendliness it seemed to have.
So I completely agree that it’s a superior OS in every way (I know it’s really not in debate, but I was skeptical). I’ve encountered quite a few problems, but honestly most of them were me being an idiot… and the best part is I just hop online and someone has already helped me out by answering the question for someone before, or by step by stepping me through it. I still haven’t gotten WINE or POL down really, but I’ve finally learned enough to do everything else I do except games.
Just a general thanks to the suse community specifically, but the whole *nix community in general for the support and keep up the good work
> I still haven’t gotten WINE or POL down
i know it takes some time, but you will find over time you use WINE
less and less (i have no idea what POL is, other Petroleum, Oil &
Lubricants)…because running native Linux software is always more
in fact, i’d suggest you always look first at replacements for those
old, last century application…here are some places to look:
on the other hand, if you are a gamer: running games is WINE is like
putting mustard on your chocolate cake! that is, about the only think
they do pretty good is: M$ makes a pretty good GAME machine…use it
and then use the Industrial Strength Real Work machine’s Operating
System for all your non-recess/GAME stuff…
On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 05:46 +0000, fire00f1y wrote:
> Unfortunately, I -am- a gamer (I mean… who isn’t? :D), so I’ll
> probably be dual booting with Vista or 7… but for everything else I’ll
> sure as hell NOT booting windows.
I have been working with WebSphere on zlinux (linux on System Z) for years now…we use SuSE Linux Enterprise Server so came across OpenSuse on some websites. First installed 11.0 cause my XP laptop started to get slower and slower. Since i installed 11.1 i use it 99% of the time, only booting XP to use itunes.
OpenSuse is just great…looking forward to 11.2
A small experience of me I would like to submit here
I started learning Linux from a offline Linux group.
At that time like I can say in year 2002, in same time I bought my 1st PC i.e. laptop. Once I bought it to meeting place and asked some1 to install Linux distro, and unfortunattly he installed Slackware which is not so user friendly like OpenSuSe.
After that my journey started, I tried more than 8~9 various linux OS’s, did lot of googling to make xorg etc work.
But since 2005/2006 I prefer OpenSuSe because it’s the best Linux flavour which supports most drivers for x86 systems.
I still stick to OpenSuSe.
Eager to see magic which UBUNTU did like installing OpenSuSe inside D:/ drive of Windows so no need to mess up with partitions anymore. I am not a developer otherwise I could work out on that. :’(