Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Dec 23 11:31:41 UTC 2011

On 23 December 2011 11:25, Rameshwar Kr. Sharma
<mathsrealworld at> wrote:
> 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.
> Okk.
>> 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.

Don't reject Unity without giving it a good try.  Many do like it but
as always those that object are more vociferous.


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