SUSE or Debian???

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi!!

I have been hearing a lot of guys raving about suse in my college. Right now, i am bored with my fc3 distro. I just want to try something else. I have cd's of both suse9.3 and debian. Also our college is a local mirror for debian updates etc. So what do guys sayt, is suse worth all this raving or should i try our debian???
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Gentoo! :twisted:

jk, if I were to choose between the two, I'd pick Debian - more for familiarity than anything else though
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I installed debian with some minor issues and I liked it, the debian packages were cool, and easy to use.

Suse is more like red hat, and I think they are charging for support or something. but suse is owned by novell so there is a big financial backing.

I would personally use debian, you could partition and install both.
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I personally don't know if the personal versions of Debian and Suse are all that fundamentally different, however from a completely different perspective you may want to consider Suse -- here's why.

If you are in college and hope to eventually graduate and use those computer skills in the corporate world, you *may* want to use a more widely accepted *corporate* linux. Suse is the free version, SLES is the Enterprise version.
Whereas we all know that if you learn the basics of linux you pretty much know what you need to get the job done, however, hiring managers do not think logically.
If they have a check mark next to Suse Linux Enterprise Server, and you show up and say "I know Suse, like you know Suse", (bad pun on an old song reference) you would be better off. It doesn't matter that you never looked at SLES -- it's the word Suse that gets them. ;)

My company pushes SLES and RHEL, the enterprise class for Suse and RedHat.

Just a thought.
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just do a 50/50 partition (or 30/30/30 if you use windiws the demon king)
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if you said you are bored with fc3, you should definetely go for debian

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