Or amount of time for a distro update. " Suse 6-8 months"
One example for me is Ubuntu. It is a very nice distro and rated at the top.
But between the ugly and boring desktop and it being Gnome I don’t use it.“KDE person”
I also try and use a distro that matches my hardware.
I didn’t want to do a survey.Because I thought there would be a lot of varied answers.
I seen this posted on another community.And thought it was a good question.
And thought it would be interesting seeing what your thoughts are on this.
I’ve been using SuSE since Mandrake changed their name to Mandriva. For me I was amazed at the driver support, on install my 56k winmodem that took hours to set up in Mandrake was detected and worked.
Once I switched to DSL, it became the community and configuration tools. I have always loved how GNOME and KDE seem to be maintained equally well too.
And as far as vanity goes, my two favourite colours are black and green… so that is definitely a plus… if only KDE could have a green title bar by default.
Ha ha, I feel I should also mention that between mandrake I tried debian and fedora, for a few weeks and I feel that SuSE beats them. I also tried ubuntu on my laptop as I had heard that ubuntu was a good choice for mobile, but the state of the forums drove me away - oh, and I discovered SuSE had working drivers out-of-the-box that ubuntu couldn’t even name.
First lemmie ust say i dont fully understand how to activate quick reply
Hmm, edit button vanished after three minutes… anyway, it took me some getting used to as well - I’m used to clicking into the box to activate quick reply. I don’t know what skin you are using, but on opensuse - green at the bottom of each post there is tiny reply button that you have to click. It doesn’t make quotes or anything, it simply activated the quick reply box.
Depends on the style you have selected. In the default or green style, just hit the “reply” button on any message and you’ve activated quick reply. The system needs to know which message you are replying to so it threads to the correct message in threaded or hybrid display mode. In the basic style, you click on the button right of the quote button (the one without text). Does that help?
It needs to let me do what I want, when I want. If I want to log in as root, the system needs to assume that I know what I’m doing and let me. Ubuntu = out.
It needs to be easy to update. I want the latest software, and I want it available to me on the day it’s released. Slackware (and often Debian) = out.
It needs to let me use whatever software I want, regardless of license. I don’t want the OS complaining at me because Firefox isn’t 100% GPL’d. Debian = out.
It needs to have developers who are actively looking to squash bugs. All software released to the public must be tested; users are not testers! Fedora = out.
It needs to follow Linux standards, or at the very least, have the deviations well documented. If I read on the internet that I can use “xorgconfig” to configure my Xorg.conf file, the distribution must contain xorgconfig or tell me what to use instead. Mandriva = out.
It needs to be fast. I want the most minimal installation possible so the computer is as fast as possible. openSUSE would normally be out, but since this is the last in a long list of requirements, I usually let it slide.
For me in this order
1.package manager there’s nothing else like Yast!
2.the updates for apps, the security updates, as well as the version cycle
4.the flexibility I can make it as big or as small as I want
6. Suse was green before green was cool!
Been using OpenSUSE since 10,3, about 8-10 months now, but only recently used it as my main boot, and have been for the past month or two. I used to use it as backup boot. First and foremost, I must say the best part is the community support. While paid support is great, nothing is comparable to discussing points of interesting or getting help on topics with & from members in the same situation or at the same level. Second, I like the choice of the desktops, although I almost always use Gnome 2.22.1, but I do boot into KDE4 and KDE3 once in a while. The package manager is also fast: another plus! But, by far the community support and discussion is great!