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February 27th, 2010, 02:43 AM
hi folks
will be taking a cert course with the local college. they use Suse Enterprise server distro as their base system in their courses. Question, what are the big differences i will have to get used to in Suse comming from Ubuntu?
thanks in advance
:-) jsg

February 27th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Yast: yet another setup tool. [I dislike it]
This one tool made all the difference to me. Everything else: gui, menus, are also altered but can be changed.
Oh, and SLED [SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop] requires payment yearly for updates.
Just read up on YAST.

February 27th, 2010, 03:18 AM
They might not have sudo installed (or does SUSE come with it?)

Also, I think SUSE is primarily a user of the .rpm packages, not the .deb packages. As I'm assuming you won't be messing around with their packages, this shouldn't be an issue.

Simian Man
February 27th, 2010, 03:21 AM
If they use it as a server, you most likely will be using the command line I'm assuming. If that's the case, the biggest differences will be the use of zypper/rpm instead of the Debian tools. Also some configuration files will be in different locations.

February 27th, 2010, 03:23 AM
true you may wish to devour some info on Yum (yellowdog updater, modified)
[sorry, that was really lame]