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Re: [opensuse] Basic learning tutorials query
On 2011/11/02 14:07 (GMT+0530) Linux Tyro composed:

Linux Tyro wrote:

Just want to know if all things work here as well in openSUSE.

I meant this book is for Redhat and Debain only or for use in openSUSE
too, confused a little, please elaborate.

openSUSE is much like RedHat in that both use the basic RPM package management (underneath the friendlier Yum and Yumex overlays, which roughly correspond to Zypper and YaST2) and similar (1,2,3,5) runlevels. Debian runs on only two runlevels, and basic deb packaging (underneath the friendlier apt & aptitude overlays). These elementary similarities and differences have little to no impact to most users, but can confuse those trying to learn how the underpinnings and command line tools work. Keep this in mind when books talk about similarities and differences between RedHat & Debian, and remember to focus on the RedHat discussion. For most purposes books about RedHat have applied to openSUSE, but note that RedHat is a commercial distribution with a free counterpart called Fedora, similar in concept to openSUSE's relationship to commercial counterparts SLED & SLES.
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