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Hello again, I've been happily using Kubuntu for a couple of months now, but am NOT a fan of the kernel being updated as often as it as... I've considering going to OpenSUSE, simply because I like the KDE environment and am familiar with it too...
is there anything i should know before the switch, major/minor things to consider..?
Kubuntu 10.04 64bit switch to OpenSUSE11.04 64bit

-thanks
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IMO, not that much difference only thing that i know is that when you want to install package, because ubuntu/kubuntu is using apt-get and OpenSUSE is using yast/yas2 or zypper =).
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Most of the difference between distro's is the package manager and how they run the system configurations. All in all unless you get into the innards (CLI and the such) you won't notice much. Maybe compatibility (better/worse), or speed (better/worse), that's it.
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You can keep both using Virtual Box.
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by justedbin View Post
Hello again, I've been happily using Kubuntu for a couple of months now, but am NOT a fan of the kernel being updated as often as it as... I've considering going to OpenSUSE, simply because I like the KDE environment and am familiar with it too...
is there anything i should know before the switch, major/minor things to consider..?
Kubuntu 10.04 64bit switch to OpenSUSE11.04 64bit

-thanks
If I may ask, why do kernel updates turn you off?
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I didn't catch that on the first read... I'm curious now too, why hate on the kernel updates? They do nothing but add goodness do your computer!
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I didn't catch that on the first read... I'm curious now too, why hate on the kernel updates? They do nothing but add goodness do your computer!
more goodness than a bucket of colonel/kernel!
    
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post #8 of 16
Oh my, and I though Ubuntu was slow in getting out kernel updates. Really, they are kind of necessary if you want to keep your computer running the fastest and up-to-date. Also, I don't think OpenSUSE has kernel updates any less frequently than Ubuntu.

If it is because they take too much bandwidth or break programs with each update, then really its too bad. I don't see any other kernel options in Ubuntu that will opt for a slower release, stable kernel.

There isn't anything you really need to know, but OpenSUSE is quite different, so it might take some time getting used to.
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post #9 of 16
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Oh my, and I though Ubuntu was slow in getting out kernel updates. Really, they are kind of necessary if you want to keep your computer running the fastest and up-to-date. Also, I don't think OpenSUSE has kernel updates any less frequently than Ubuntu.

If it is because they take too much bandwidth or break programs with each update, then really its too bad. I don't see any other kernel options in Ubuntu that will opt for a slower release, stable kernel.

There isn't anything you really need to know, but OpenSUSE is quite different, so it might take some time getting used to.
You can always opt out of kernel updates... Just get a stable kernel and blacklist the package from updating when apt syncs.

You also have to be wary of other program updates, though, as they might need a newer kernel in the future.
post #10 of 16
I really don't see why kernel updates are the source of your transition. Try going to something that relates in operation to apt-get/synaptic like Fedora. You really can't go wrong with yum/rpm. Also it improves your learning curve with all the stuff you can install and uninstall in an RPM based distro.
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