Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85
How does OpenSuse compare to Ubuntu?
Both have their strengths and weakness.
But overall, OpenSuse looks and feels more 'polished' out of the box and does have a much more pleasant default theme than Ubuntu. Obviously that it is only a small part to it all, but it does make a better first impression.
It also auto mounts NTFS partitions out of the box, making access to NTFS drives a hell of a lot more easier than 9.10 ever did.
I'm using the KDE desktop instead of gnome. Overall, in some areas it's 'easier' to work with and in other areas... well, it's still Linux
Installing proprietary drivers (like damn video drivers) is easier in Ubuntu than Suse. But getting sound to work was far easier in Suse than tracking down libs/dependencies in Ubuntu.
I also grew to loathe Ubunutu's Grub2 - from a laypersons point of view, it seemed like more trouble than it was worth. Modifying the suse loader via GUI is so much more pleasant.
I also find myself using the terminal a lot less for everything
in Suse compared to ubuntu.
The YaST2 package manager is a mixed bag. For certain packages, it's very easy when the one-click option works. Then again, I also like Synaptic and apt-get can be handy but does lack the 'single click' install option.
Connecting to a Windows network seems easier than Suse, but I haven't played with that too much yet.
Currently, I prefer OpenSuse to ubuntu.
Honestly, I like both -with certain reservations of course
But I do find ubuntu is far easier to break. As for repairing either, well - not surprisingly, I have little patience with either