Re: Just tried openSUSE 10.2
Ok first off I fear not the CLI at all, I run Ubuntu 6.10 server CLI in fact for a shared network drive server and 24/7 Folding@Home cruncher. But for the desktop I've found OpenSuse 10.2 to be fast, and slick. Nvidia drivers, cam driver, everything just works. The only problem is two things:
1) Networking is a pain in the A**. I can't for the life of me get any folders shared or even connect to the aforementioned server. It probably has to do with the entirely different way Suse does things through Yast that I'm not used to and I just don't know what book to use since I've taught myself for so long on debian/Ubuntu methods.
2) So many different repositories for software uggg. Ubuntu's package manager is easy, even easier now that they added faster access to repos with "restricted" software. But Suse's repos are scattered everywhere and I'm not sure just which ones to have. - Dev tools are also not installed by default and are actually kind of hard to find - that burns me actually because I do run into obscure software available only as a tar that needs built. Sometimes I feel like going back to good ole' Slackware and building everything from source if I only had time to understand kernel builds and modules better. But frankly I just don't have that kind of time to sink into it anymore like I did when I first dived into Linux via Slackware 8.0 years ago.
The pro distros like Xandros and Linspire drive me batty because they take sooooo long to update their kernels for latest hardware and some have gotten quite pricey.
Ubuntu 11.04 x64 1.5GB HT.