Best Linux Distribution
Posted 11 February 2003 - 01:19 AM
Posted 11 February 2003 - 02:42 AM
apt-get install <package of your choice>
To "update" the machine
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
No-re-installs ever needed on the machine... if you want ot change it from a Workstation for developers to a server... it just a matter of selecting the "template" for it. ANd a Good internet Connection...
Posted 12 February 2003 - 11:16 AM
I think I shold try debian too, but SuSE is very easy to use.
Posted 13 February 2003 - 02:17 PM
The con is that one cannot get a download edition of SuSE as simple as from Red Hat or Mandrake. SuSE only offers a "network" installation that is not that simple for users with basic or no knowledge of network.
Another thing is the technical support for English users. If you need that from North America, be prepared to spend some money in long distance call and speak with someone from UK. I tried to use a few times since I was gifted the Professional box, however, I gave up because apparently they do not follow up the calls. There was a time I called them and was told to wait for their contact. After a few weeks, I called again and was told that the Represeantative who answered me has left the company and they had no record of that call. As if that was not enough, I wrote about that to SuSE, through a form they have in their website, formally complaining about that problem and got no answer from SuSE.
So, once again, their software engineering is good, excelent and really pays for someone that has intermediate or advanced knowledge of Linux and could dismiss that support. But if one is expecting support, keep the above feedback in mind.
Posted 01 June 2003 - 11:29 AM