Xian Nox wrote:
openSUSE installation: Live CD
I'd recommend you getting the LiveCD and writing it on a flash drive. No wasting CDs and you can see what it's all about before installing it.
This is not what im talking about. Im talking after you have put the CD in the machine, what exactly the installer offer you to install... With debian, we can choose either if we want GUI or not, DNS server or not, mail server or not, SQL or not... Does Fedora and OpenSUSE offer thing like this??
Edit: Ok for Fedora, yes, during the installation, we can choose package we want, and select from some preset configuration. http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html/Installation_Guide/s1-pkgselection-x86.html
during the installation process. Does OpenSUSE offer that?
Also, I found out that making mp3 and flash to work under Fedora is easy. I don't understand why so many people comply about that. I didn't tried, but according to that guide, its very easy, like 2-4 command, and everything work. http://www.fedorafaq.org/
So maybe that yes, its hard to make it work for people that never touched a console or a terminal, but for people like me, that opened a console at least 30 time in his life... Not hard. (I just said at least 30 time, not that myself I only opened it 30 time... I opened it hundred of time... But I just say that almost anyone that used Linux for a few day could make those thing work without any issue).
I see that both offer very complete documentation(even better than the Ubuntu one...), so complete that it could even be sold as a book.
For fedora documentation, look here: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html/Installation_Guide/index.html
For OpenSUSE documentation, look here: http://doc.opensuse.org/documentation/html/openSUSE/opensuse-startup/
So Fedora and OpenSUSE in equality... Both are very interesting. Except that lot of people complain that OpenSUSE is bloated(not to much an issue when we have powerful machine).
I think that both are worth to try at least one time. But, like I said, can't download everything... So I will have to wait a few month before I can try the other.
Now, that I really don't know which one to choose, im asking you, as a developer/programmer, which one you would choose, and why (which feature that X distribution has over the other)... I warn you,I won't choose a distribution like Arch-Linux or Gentoo or Slackware, or even FreeBSD. Im not currently looking at a "build your own linux/*BSD distribution). I know that both, Fedora and OpenSUSE, are very capable, and may suit my need, but maybe one of them could be slightly better for the job. Like I said, will be used mainly for programming and as normal desktop.
Also, a simple question which one between Fedora and OpenSUSE will look more familiar to a Debian's family user? (Im not talking about the dekstop used, whether GNOME or KDE is used, but more the other thing, like administration, package management...)