Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE

Rameshwar Kr. Sharma mathsrealworld at
Fri Dec 23 12:48:15 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Jamie Paul Griffin
<jamie at> wrote:

> Yes, YAST is the package manager for OpenSuse. This would be a good opportunity for you to take some time to read about the two package managers and how they work, rather than just excepting the opinions of myself and other list members. You should read about both distributions as much as you can. It is tempting to just install, try and then do the same for another but really if you're going to start learning Linux and UNIX seriously then you must read as much as possible. The benefits
> from doing so are massive.

> Personally I think you should. You won't be disappointed. I have tried many and have settled on Ubuntu for my mail and webserver.

> Try to find out as much as you can about the capabilities of your hardware. Again, read as much as possible. If you decide to try a more raw version of UNIX in the future that requires more understanding to set up, Xorg for example can be tricky if you need to do any manual configuration then having researched your hardware will provide a great advantage.

> Good. Virtual OS installations provide a great way to test a system and explore it without causing problems.

Well thanks for the suggestions. I would read but right now can one
tell me the difference between the two package managers :- Yast and
Ubuntu's in general terms?

Thanks in advance.

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