mark.haney at doctordirectory.com
Wed Dec 31 15:58:27 UTC 2003
On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:38:46 -0500 (EST), Krikket <krikket at gothpoodle.com>
> I can't compare to RH9, but I *can* compare it to SuSE 9.0
> Don't switch to SuSE. Trust me on this one. Baaad juju. After seing
> what was available, I decided to go with SuSE for my first real exposure
> to Linux in 6+ years. (And I had no experience with a Linux GUI at that
It wasn't more of a SWITCH than it was just trying to determine if it was
a good 'average user' fit since Suse does allow repartitioning of drives
on the fly. Other than that, I didn't do much with it.
> If you needs are met 100% by what's available on the distro CDs, then
> could work for you. But adding anything else? Damn near impossible.
> There are some things I *couldn't* get installed under SuSE, that were a
> breeze with Fedora. I'm not the only one wih those problems either.
> On the positive side, there are more GUI controls for things. So if
> that's what you're looking for, then maybe it's for you.
Nah GUI controls just get in the way. If I wanted more of those I'd stay
with Windows. :)
> Also you can *forget* right now about editing files by hand and expecting
> them to stay that way, and work correctly. The SuSE likes to rewrite
> stuff on you without warning.
Without warning? Not good. But then I didn't do any hand editing in
> In short, the problems I had with SuSE 9.0 were great enough that I
> abandoned it, even though I paid the $80 for the Professional version.
> Using Fedora, I've had a *lot* fewer problems.
Thanks for your honest opinion on that. I think I'll stick with RH.
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