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Re: [opensuse] Basic learning tutorials query
  • From: Linux Tyro <opensuse.bkn1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 18:32:49 +0530
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On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Section 1.7 in the URL given above says specifically "redhat-like" and
explains that he's using the term 'redhat' to refer to systems that use
RPM.  Yes, it doesn't mention Suse, but it doesn't mention Mint either.

Well, it means openSUSE uses manager like .rpm to fetch the packages.

Personally I ONLY use systems that use RPM :-)

However, its personal but I guess you might be liking it because you
used only this one or you tried both...? I again say its your personal
choice, however.

I have niggling complaints about Linux packages; its like the different
auto manufacturers, each has their own idea about what is "value added"
over the baseline.  If you want Citroen's suspension, Chrysler's
automatic gear box, Volvo's crash-survivability and Cadillac's comfort
you aren't going to find it on all in one vehicle on any lot.

Good analogy. I got the idea of distros.

But the baseline is still more reassuring than Windows.

True, that's why have switched.

I run openSuse, Fedora and Mandriva; each are innovative in their own
way and conservative in their own way.  Much of this reflects the
personalities of the community.  Despite Suse's German origins, this
community has a feel that is to me more "international" than the ones I
deal with for Mandriva or Fedora.  That may be me, that may be the
particular lists (there are many for each distribution).  But I find
this opensuse list pretty congenial.

Oh I see, yes I came to know about Linux here, this is for sure a good

As was said earlier, that ebook is a bit out of date; linux moves on.
Issues like csets and systemd are absent - too new.  But the section on
the file system justification is excellent. (see the 'rationale' under 35.2

Okay and even if it out of date, but all those principles of the book
are applicable to our (openSUSE) distro as well, may be due to new
technologies, new packages have been added but the older one remains

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Redhat, mandriva, suse, mint ..  use RPM packaging

Debian, ubuntu .. use deb packaging.

Ok, got about these package management tools.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Linux is Linux is Linux.

Yeah, that's perhaps the kernel we called 'Linux'.

There are differences in details of administration, but so what?

I can drive any automobile, left hand drive, or right hand drive,
automatic or shift; three, four or five gear.  I can drive pick-up
trucks and vans.  I can drive the BMW mini and fill sized Caddy.

Yeah, means installing anyone and start learning that.. like openSUSE.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You don't need to bother with this, Tyro.
Focus on getting your system installed and running under openSuse with
the openSuse distributions.


Going down avenues like this without the basics in place will just
confuse you and make other matters more difficult to understand

Correct, so I just go out with openSUSE distro and see the Linux.

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