Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE
Rameshwar Kr. Sharma
mathsrealworld at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 19:08:57 UTC 2011
On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 12:16 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pardon the untrimmed quote & brevity; answering on my phone.
> I last tried Debian 6 & before that Debian 5. I think I've tried every
> version since 2 on a variety of hardware.
> It is much better than it was, but the problem is that techie people forget
> how much they know compared to non-techies.
And perhaps, that's why, Ubuntu was discovered!
> You still must choose server or desktop, partition your disc, pick a desktop
> environment, choose supplementary tools, find & instal your own proprietary
> drivers, replace Gnash with the actual Flash player, etc.
> It's come a long way but it's still not beginner-ready, nor is it trying to
> I've also tried 2 other Debian meta-distributions, Crunchbang & Linux Mint
> Debian Edition. LMDE is all right; #! I could not even get to instal on real
> hardware, using an elderly laptop that is the exact target of this
> lightweight distro.
> It is easy to underestimate the amount of polishing & improvement Ubuntu has
And you (perhaps) truly told earlier that - Ubuntu is a polished
Debian, at least for a home user.
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