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Just get linux from scratch.
How often do people have to tell you that none of your posts are helpful?
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I don't have experience with Open SuSe. If someone else wants to write something up, that would be fine. I'll put that into the original post somehow. Just try to keep it the same format I'm going with.
Alright I'll see about it but maybe someone with more skill than me would be a better source (looks for other openSUSE users on here). You know maybe we could just get the often categorized "easy" distros into one thread and order them accordingly. I will say that learning how to search google and the distros pages for help and getting software is another thing people should get used to when they make the switch.

And if worse comes to worse you could consider turning this into a buntu/mint intro thread and then maybe others would follow suite with their favorite distros in a similar manner. Wouldn't that be awesome?
     
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I think it's too late to turn this thread into anything good.
    
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TFB, please temporarily include this at the top of your first post.

Please RTFT before posting


EDIT: Forgot the smilies.
Edited by randomizer - 12/30/10 at 4:47pm
    
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Ah yes and the linux distro wars are every bit as heated as the windows vs linux threads.
I'm pretty sure this guy doesn't even use Linux.
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Just get linux from scratch.
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Linux is not helpful for beginners in general.
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Ah yes and the linux distro wars are every bit as heated as the windows vs linux threads.
Why do you come in and post? I mean why? I wonder this every time I see you post something, because all you seem to know is either common knowledge or "get linux from scratch". I bet you can't even tell me what the run levels do without looking it up. BLARG.
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There, I added Fedora. My reasons for keeping it separate are stated and I stand by reasons.
    
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I would classify OpenSUSE as harder than Ubuntu as well, at least for Radeon users. I had extreme troubles getting things to work properly and ended up never getting things working. I ended up switching to an Ubuntu based distro for my moms laptop, although I wish I had used Debian instead.
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post #29 of 76
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I would classify OpenSUSE as harder than Ubuntu as well, at least for Radeon users. I had extreme troubles getting things to work properly and ended up never getting things working. I ended up switching to an Ubuntu based distro for my moms laptop, although I wish I had used Debian instead.
I'd say that having ATI/AMD GPUs right now is kind of dicey on any distro; they should have it fixed fully I hear soon if they don't already. Some people had no problems and others had your experience regardless of distro.

So am I to assume if openSUSE should be included I'd be the one writing it up?
     
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post #30 of 76
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I would classify OpenSUSE as harder than Ubuntu as well, at least for Radeon users. I had extreme troubles getting things to work properly and ended up never getting things working. I ended up switching to an Ubuntu based distro for my moms laptop, although I wish I had used Debian instead.
I have not used OpenSUSE so I can't comment. If someone would like to do a write up, I will add it to the "beyond beginners" section with Fedora. I also need to add a credits section.
    
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