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Re: [opensuse] zypper/yast vs. other package managers (was: Philosophical question?)
On 16/06/18 06:55, Rodney Baker wrote:
More than once I've wished that apt was available on openSuSE, but by the
token I've also wished that YaST was available on Debian. On balance, I'd
YaST more than I miss apt. :)

Yes, I'd agree with that.

OTOH there are other considerations -- e.g. recently I sold an old
laptop of mine to a friend. I wiped it and reinstalled it for him,
naturally, with openSUSE.

I tried GeckoLinux Cinnamon -- it wouldn't even boot the installer.

I tried openSUSE with Cinnamon. It worked but didn't build a complete
graphical OS -- no graphical log in, for instance.

So I did it again with XFCE. This worked.

But I had to manually enable NetworkManager, manually install some
extras, and the machine's multimedia keys (browser, mail, play, stop,
forwards, backwards) didn't work. Nor did its physical volume control.

A week later, it died on him. He reinstalled with Ubuntu 16.04 and tells
me it all worked flawlessly, media keys, volume, everything -- as it had
done for me before.

These may seem like small details but they are the sort of things that
swing a distro choice... and once someone has chosen something, getting
them to change their mind is harder...

Liam Proven - Technical Writer, SUSE Linux s.r.o.
Corso II, Křižíkova 148/34, 186-00 Praha 8 - Karlín, Czechia
Email: lproven@xxxxxxxx - Office telephone: +420 284 241 084

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