Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE

Rameshwar Kr. Sharma mathsrealworld at
Fri Dec 23 11:25:25 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM, James Freer < at> wrote:

> I am also a xubuntu user... although i switched from ubuntu before the
> days of unity. I much prefer the minimal desktop and if you've limited
> bandwidth it would be a good place to start. I used opensuse for a
> short while and i don't like rpm distros as updates seem to take far
> longer.


> A linux distro is very much a pesonal choice. I look closely at the
> package manager and "under the bonnet" which is where opensuse was
> lacking imo. I'd read distrowatch and choose one of the beginner
> friendly distros as opposed to say slackware or gentoo which is harder
> to set up although a well established respected distro.

Ok, thanks for your suggestions, I then guess, like Ric and Doug also
said, good is Ubuntu to go with, at least for a beginner, but when I
searched a little for Unity, this made me a little away from Ubuntu,
but as you say, I should definitely try out X or L Ubuntu.

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