Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Dec 24 01:54:18 UTC 2011

On 12/23/2011 07:56 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 24/12/11 06:16, 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
> Not to mention that, as someone who contributes to a technical journal,
> he is living in the past.
> openSUSE is not owned by Novell anymore. Novell was bought by
> Attachmate, and SuSE is now also a separate unit operating in/from
> Germany (SuSE's land of birth)[1].
> Furthermore, the software package management system in YaST is very
> efficient and resolves dependencies perfectly -- totally contrary to
> what "he who doesn't know his facts" claims.
> [1] What may be throwing some people off the scent is that there are
> some URLs associated with openSUSE which still have Novell in their URL
> name but this is only because there hasn't been time to alter
> documentation, URL names, etc.

Well, the entire topic is like religion and politics, best not dwelled 
on to any great length among "polite society". :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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