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Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by bearzlos » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:58 pm

Hello, everyone. After about 20 years using SuSE Linux (and only SuSE starting with version 7 and now with Leap 42.3) I've just grown very tired of the constant changes from what I felt over the years were various stable, KDE, user-focused and friendly versions to what now seems to be more of a developer-focused SuSE (Leap 15). I no longer find it quite so friendly for those of us who just want to turn it on and have it work. Sadly, so many of the nice features that made SuSE nice to work with started disappearing with version 10.3. It's just not what it was, and I liked what it was.

I am not into compiling and writing my own code. I'm barely competent on the command line. I'm just a dedicated Linux user who 20+ years ago got burned a few too many times by infections on Windows computers, and I found that once installed Linux didn't bite me in the a$$. And the flexibility of some Open-Source programs such as Libre Office gave me flexibility Microsoft's products did not.

Now it's time to say goodbye to SuSE, and I've loaded Mint 19 Cinnamon onto a new computer (AMD Ryzen 3-2200). I'm in the gradual process of learning the differences in the installation and update processes, and soon I hope to begin moving my files from this SuSE computer to Mint.

I've been used to .rpms and having to search and load my selected repositories, multi-media codecs, etc. for so many years. Hopefully it's going to take me just a short while to learn about Mint's repositories, etc. So I'm exploring around the Mint menus to see where there are similarities and where there are clear differences.

I think once I get my files moved over things will go much faster and I'll be able to customize my desktop and make the new computer my own. For now I am switching back and forth between the computers -- doing my daily work on SuSE and learing Mint at night. Can't wait for the day I can finally "cut the cord" and be free of SuSE and full-time with Mint.

Having never used any flavor of Linux other than SuSE I think this will be most interesting. I just have to learn a lot of new program names and what each of them does. Oh, I think I hear the school bell ringing. Must be Mint class starting! 8)
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Re: Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by lsemmens » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:29 pm

You'll like Mint, it is way less intrusive than the M$ product. I cannot comment on SUSE, having never used it. Welcome, anyway.
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Re: Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by Pierre » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:56 pm

welcome to our Forum.
:D
that SuSE is a really nice system, but I've only played with it, some years back.

you may find that it's *.RPM repository is somewhat larger than what is available in the Debian repository.
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Re: Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by phd21 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:36 pm

Hi bearzlos,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
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Post by jimallyn » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 am

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums, Bearzlos!
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Re: Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by catweazel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:51 am

Welcome to the forums, Bearzlos!
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Re: Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by Pjotr » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:08 am

Welcome, Bearzlos! I've been keeping track of openSUSE myself for over a decade, mainly because I wanted to stay in touch with the RPM based branch of the distro's.

I used to like it a lot, and have always regarded it as a fine alternative for the *buntu's and their derivatives. But unfortunately I, too, have lost some of my enthusiasm.

You'll like Mint. It's stable, reliable and very easy, which is fine for me because I'm very lazy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by Distorted » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 pm

welcome to Mint
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Post by tdockery97 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:19 pm

Welcome to the world of Mint bearzlos.
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Re: Hello from Space Coast Florida -- Saying goodbye to SuSE

Post by WharfRat » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:53 am

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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