Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE

doug dmcgarrett at
Fri Dec 23 21:35:45 UTC 2011

On 12/23/2011 02:16 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 12/23/2011 01:49 PM, sdavmor wrote:
>> On 12/23/2011 08:07 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> [snip all the well-written well-thought out response]
>>> In summary:
>>> Ubuntu: relatively small, modern, simple, streamlined. Very easy
>>> andpolished.
>>> SUSE: big, very capable, quite complex, many many options. Good
>>> admin tools but software management inferior, as is that of all
>>> the RPM-based distros.
>> That's an excellent summary you've provided, Liam.
> Liam, somehow you're coming off dissing rpm, which I'm sure wasn't 
> your intent. Ric
Synaptic Package Manager is used with RPM in Pclinuxos, and with Gnome 
in Mint, and
I think it's a very nice, usable program.  I don't like YAST, and I 
don't care for apt-get, since
you need the filename ahead of time with apt-get. Synaptic provides a 
nice list, along
with a search function.


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