Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Triumph (6 months old)

Distro switching

I've been experimenting with Linux distros again... Enough to say, after my Ubuntu 7.10 - OpenSuse 10.3 - Ubuntu 7.10 trip (described previously here) I decided to keep looking for a replacement of Ubuntu. This led me to Fedora 8; it stayed on my hdd for a few weeks and worked well albeit a bit slow. This led me to.... OpenSuse again. Yap. I decided to give it a try again, this time being more careful when mixing repos. And you know what... with zypper utility, package management in OpenSuse becomes easier and snappier. It's not as fast as apt-get, but it's way faster than yast; it can be compared to yum when it comes to speed. I can live with that. So far, I'm very happy with OpenSuse and I'm eager to install version 11. I still have Fedora 8 on my laptop at work. Time permitting I may upgrade it to Fedora 9 (just to see what's new) or will move to OpenSuse 11. Time will tell.
In the meantime Ubuntu 8.04 was released... and I'm no longer tempted to install a new version of it: reading all the complaints confirms my feelings about lack of QA for this distro.... This is really sad.