Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 17:14 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 beta 2 has been released. "The openSUSE Team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2. Though this release should not be used on any production machines, everyone can help shape this release by testing out installations and much more. For more information on the release schedule, take a look at the Roadmap."
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Linux Mint
by rx182 on Fri 24th Aug 2007 03:12 UTC
rx182
Member since:
2005-07-08

Choosing a Linux distribution has always been troublesome for me. I want a sexy looking desktop AND the best package manager out there. Unfortunately, SUSE had the best looking desktop but Debian/Ubuntu had the best package manager.

However, things changed with Linux Mint. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and shares the same repos. However, it doesn't "look" like Ubuntu: it looks as sexy as SUSE! And as a bonus: it comes with non-opensource software preinstalled (ex: Flash). Linux Mint won me.

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RE: Linux Mint
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 24th Aug 2007 03:25 in reply to "Linux Mint"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

SUSE had the best looking desktop but Debian/Ubuntu had the best package manager.


I have written a very easy tutorial, how to install smart on openSUSE 10.2.
While I agree that smart-gui isn't quite as good as synaptic, it is very near.

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RE: Linux Mint
by sgibofh on Fri 24th Aug 2007 05:49 in reply to "Linux Mint"
sgibofh Member since:
2007-03-31

debian does not have the best package manager at all. it sometimes sucks very bad and doesn't always do what you want. It doesn't find packages, sometimes doesn't even install the most basic things.

Still, if the package manager is great for you, you can install apt and friends on RPM based sets as well.

As for your bonus: that exactly is one of the reasons people should think about the reason why a debian based setup is great or not. If you like that ideals, go for it. If you don't, you could go for other alternatives. like yourmint (that I don't know as of now yet but debian based is not what I can use here anyways; oracle support/certification; that's what my boss wants)

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