[ale] New install of SuSE

Chris Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Thu Feb 19 16:15:27 EST 2004

This may be flamebait but the "community" part of Fedora Core scares me.
We spend a lot of time getting a distribution to work with our
development environment.  If it is not backed by a commercial
organization we may experience problems in the future.  We may not.
Who knows.  

I'm loading SuSE via FTP and will give it a try.  If I do not like it
then I'm going to load Fedora Core #2.

I might want to begin downloading ISO's just in case ;)

On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 15:19, Van Loggins wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 14:17:19 -0500 
> Christopher Fowler <cfowler at outpostsentinel.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I'm installing a new box tonight and am debating about not using RedHat
> > 9.  My main concern is that I'll have to apply too many updates to bring
> > it up to today's level and eventually it will be deprecated.  I'm
> > thinking of installing SuSE 9 but I guess the only way to do it is via
> > an internet install.  That is no problem.  
> > 
> > My question is how does the two compare.  Will I have issues if I do
> > SuSE now since I'm so used to RedHat?  Is there anything I need to look
> > out for?  I'm not afraid of the install process.  I've install Linux
> > many times.  I just do not want to have to ramp up on the new disti
> > because I need to get this box in the field by the morning.
> > 
> > All I really need is Perl, Apache, net-snmp, and MySQL.  I'm sure these
> > will be part of the default SuSE install.
> > 
> It's just my two cents on the subject, but I would suggest that you download fedora core 1 and use it instead of SuSE 9
> I recently tried SuSE 9 Professional out on my laptop a while back, and I did not care for it. It was too different from Redhat,
> I do not like the YaST tool you have to use to do most everything on a SuSE system. It's pretty bad when you can not even specify 
> which ethernet device to use when you are setting up a connection. I have a Xircom PCMCIA 10/100 nic card in my laptop, and I have a orinoco Silver
> 802.11B wireless card and it kept trying to make the wireless connection I set up use the Xircom card no matter what I did to try to get it to work properly.
> It even did this to me after I manually edited the networking config files.
> Fedora works great for me though, I have no complaints about it.

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