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Re: [SLUG] Opinions: SuSE vs Debian?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Opinions: SuSE vs Debian?
- From: Greg Cockburn <greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:42:08 +1000
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I used Suse 6.3 (?) and Suse 8.0 Professional (?).
I don't really like the way Suse lays things out in a big database style
(albeit flat file) for all, or many, of the configuration options for
This was before I found debian. Now I use Debian, it is the ease of which I
can quickly update and find packages to install, and if need be grab the
source modify, repackage, and install as required. It is just so simple.
On the other hand, my girlfriend used Suse for a while (before she had to go
back to using windows for some games), and for her it was easy. Install and
it is done. No mucking around like you need to on Debian, (not that there is
much mucking around to do). It just worked.
But that is where her needs and my needs are different. She wants something
that works, and doesn't care about xyz latest app. where I on the other hand
like to fiddle with the insides and tweak and tweak until I brake it. (I use
to use Slackware). But I also need a stablish system for work everyday, so
Debian fills my needs this way.
I would definitely get a copy and give it ago, esp on the AMD64.
On another note, I was thinking of getting an AMD64 system, what is your
experience with this so far?
I have run linux on HPPA and Sun boxes, but not as a desktop, so I am very
interested in trying this out.
On Tue, 11 May 2004 09:22 am, James Gray wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been a happy Debian user for nearly 4 years now and have no real
> desire to switch distro's just for kicks and giggles. However the
> company the currently pays my salary works very closely with Novell and
> I was asked if I wanted a free, fully 'licensed' copy of SuSE
> Professional (latest version, 9.1 IIRC).
> I was to install it anywhere I wanted so my lappy and (just ordered)
> Athlon64 system seem like reasonable candidates :) I like the idea of
> 64bit apps ready to roll, the 2.6 kernel and KDE 3.2.2 etc. But is it
> worth the switch?
> If you were given a similar offer to mine, would you "defect"? Whatever
> your choice, what reasons? No troll - I've never used SuSE so I'm
> curious about people's perceptions of not only the distro but also the
> company behind it.