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Hi all

Firstly, thanks everso for all of your help re; my network config - It is all working a treat now Cheesy

Now, I have been running FC4 on my main desktop system for quite some time and I am positively happy with it ATM. However, I am interested in trying out other distro's.

I have heard good comments about Ubuntu and Suse, but would like to know what other people think.

Cheers

Marc

Ps. I use my system primarily as an office machine - Web design, email, etc. In a networked enviroment.
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I was running Mandriva Linux 2006 (which is a nice distro) until recently, but have now switched to SUSE Linux 10.0, and can thoroughly recommend this as well. Ubuntu has been very popular, although its popularity seems to be declining slightly of late.

Tim
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Thanks for that Tim

I previously used SuSe 6, and I was impressed at the time (it was my first experience with linux), so I am swaying towards SuSe 10.
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I've been using SuSE for years, and although I often try out other distros I never find that they have the same good feel for me. Like many mainstream distros, the multimedia capabilities of SuSE are rather crippled by default for (mainly USA) legal reasons, but it's easy to deal with this (see http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/178/42/ ). There are two good user forums at http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/index.php? and http://www.suseforums.net/ .

Eric
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I'm currently using Suse 9.3 pro. I find it takes a while to load up but once loaded I find it very reliable. Out of interest is it easy to upgrade to Suse 10; could anyone give me a ball park figure of how long it would take?
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Out of interest is it easy to upgrade to Suse 10; could anyone give me a ball park figure of how long it would take?


It's easy enough (it's one of the options on the installation disc) but because you will be replacing most of the packages rather than just installing them it probably takes longer than a fresh install. The preferred method, if you have /home on a separate partition, is to do a fresh install but keep the old /home without formatting it. This will preserve your personal settings, but of course the system-wide configuration will have to be redone from scratch.

Eric