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A (very) brief visit with OpenSuse 11.0

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I threatened to abandon my Arch Linux installation the other day, and that happened of course — Crux is recompiling as I type. In between those two I installed OpenSuse just for a lark, and because I don’t think I ever worked with it before.

In all it wasn’t much different than any other Gnome-based distro I’ve handled. In my experiences with Linux thus far, I find that once you move above the core elements of a distro and the obligatory differences (like package management), one looks very much like another.

As it should be. Linux is Linux, with very few exceptions to that rule. OpenSuse 11.0, for me, in its Gnome incarnation, wasn’t much different than Ubuntu Gnome or Arch Gnome or … anyway.

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