Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE
bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sat Dec 24 14:13:43 UTC 2011
On 12/24/2011 05:34 AM, Rameshwar Kr. Sharma wrote:
> Further one of the things I have notices is that I also asked for
> suggestions in the Fedora list where some people were too arrogant,
> saying anything, I feel that Ubuntu mailing lists are far better and
> great for a novice, at least for me. Thanks.
As has been suggested, getting the live CD and taking it for a test
drive is a good idea. That won't however tell you everything you will
need to know. Until you've lived with it every day for a while you won't
find all the things that might drive you crazy.
It's probably been seven or eight years since I started playing around
with Linux, Suse to be exact. My first install was a dual boot with XP.
When I had some time to kill I would reboot into Suse and try things to
see what happened. I made a lot of mistakes, even managed to kill Suse a
few times. All part of the learning curve I suppose. As time went on I
found that I was using XP less and less till one day I just started
using Suse full time. Over time I kept hearing about how wonderful
Ubuntu was so one day I decided to give it a test drive around the
block. For about the past four or five years I've been using Kubuntu
full time with occasional forays into Windows. Whenever I have to go
into Windows I wish it was more like Kubuntu.
My suggestion at this point is to get the Ubuntu Live CD and boot it up.
Take it for a test drive. Kick the tires, check out the radio and A/C.
See if it looks like something you could live with. The down side is
that you can't really make any changes that will remain after you shut
down the system. If it looks good install as a dual boot, don't burn
your bridges just in case. Play with it for a while and see how it works
for you. the great thing about Linux is that it gives you choices. If
something doesn't work well for you you have a choice of something else.
If I was you I would not pay to much attention to the message thread
after this. it will devolve into something that keeps getting further
and further away from your question until it dies of old age.
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