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_simon_
June 19th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Well I gave Suse 10.1 a try. I loved the polished professional look but Suse frustrated the hell out of me!

no synaptic :( (apparently it is available but I couldn't get it installed!)
no apt get preinstalled!
no automatix equivalent!!! I couldn't get the media codecs installed!
couldn't get Kasablance to install.

and it took AGES to boot!!

I didn't bother sticking around to see what else I didn't like.

Fresh install of Dapper for me!

Sushi
June 19th, 2006, 01:14 PM
In other words: you noticed that SUSE is not 1:1 identical to Ubuntu?

_simon_
June 19th, 2006, 01:16 PM
i realised that I have been spoilt by Ubuntu and it's ease of use.

G Morgan
June 19th, 2006, 01:22 PM
It's an interesting point for the future. The best Linux in terms of the desktop happens to be the one shackled with that crime that is being free.

Lux Perpetua
June 19th, 2006, 01:27 PM
I also tried SUSE for a while. I didn't hate it. It didn't work perfectly, but then neither did Ubuntu. Like _simon_, I really liked the professional appearance of SUSE. Ultimately, though, it just wasn't "for me." I think that Ubuntu and SUSE might just appeal to different people.

ajifans
June 19th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Used to use SUSE, was really impressed by it. Their installer is far better than the Dapper one, and by better I mean it gives you far more customisable options without sacrificing usability.

However I find Ubuntu runs quicker, and SUSE 10.1 had some annoying bugs so I installed Dapper. I'll be keeping an eye on SUSE development though.

ajifans
June 19th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Oh forgot to mention

- you don't need synaptic, SUSE has YAST.
- you dont need apt, but it is available.
- you don't need Automatix, just follow the Jem Report instructions.

void_false
June 19th, 2006, 03:00 PM
no synaptic (apparently it is available but I couldn't get it installed!)
no apt get preinstalled!
no automatix equivalent!!! I couldn't get the media codecs installed!
couldn't get Kasablance to install.
You are really remind me ignorant windoze rants: "Where's start button? Why there's no exe files? Linux sux!111oneoneeleveneleven cos(0) sin(90)"

Why the hell in the world RPM based distro should use DEB apps _by default_?!