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Re: Best linux Distro 2011

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 03:58:54PM +0200, Camaleón wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:49:17 +0200, Johann Spies wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 05:26:47PM +0200, Camaleón wrote:
> >> > 
> >> > And Well Debian wins over all the Distros :)
> >> 
> >> Nice!
> >> 
> >> But openSUSE is far better than Ubtuntu in almost any aspect... :-P
> > 
> > I had to work with servers runing openSUSE for a few years and I beg to
> > differ.  I prefer any Debian flavour over openSuse.
> "Any" Debian flavour... you mean you prefer Ubuntu over openSUSE for a 
> server? Wow... can you expand that POV? 

Well, package management on OpenSuse was a pain in the neck.  Just to
mention two points:

*  It was a HPC-cluster that I was administrating.  Normal updating of
   packages was a lot slower than on Debian servers.
*  The availability of specialised packages was also a pain. Many times
   we had to build packages specially that was not available in the normal
   repositories while on Debian Servers I could only do 'apt-get

I do not like Ubuntu very much. I use Debian on desktop and on servers.
My experience of rpm-based systems (I also worked with Redhat many
years ago) was never pleasant.  That is the main reason for my remark

Johann Spies                            Telefoon: 021-808 4699
Databestuurder /  Data manager

Sentrum vir Navorsing oor Evaluasie, Wetenskap en Tegnologie
Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology 
Universiteit Stellenbosch.

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