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Does anyone else use Open SUSE?

I have been using it for two months and its pretty good

     
5:19 pm on Oct 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Yet another Linux distro. Compared to Debian or Ubuntu

Pros:

Defaults to BTRFS with snapshots for / so you can rollback disasters (hopefully I will never need this!).
Really good control panel - you can configure services, firewall, hosts file,...... everything really.
The control panel can run as a "console GUI" - i.e. like aptitude with menus and a full screen UI. Not a feature I have used
KDE gets equal support

Cons:

A bit harder/geekier to install, set up and maintain
Less software than Debian or Ubuntu
10:41 am on Oct 10, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Rolling update a la Arch / Manjaro or akin to Mint / Ubuntu? I moved some of my desktops to Manjaro to escape the trauma of Mint/Ubuntu updates which has resulted in a complete re-install of a laptop.

Does it run xfce? I never liked kde.
2:01 pm on Oct 10, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Yes, SUSE gives you a choice of desktops.I think you might have to make more choices during install if you start with XFCE - you would have to choose "other desktop" and then the XFCE packages you want.

Actually, that is another pro - you can choose the desktop environment you want during install rather than having separate downloads for different desktops like Ubuntu.

It also has both a stable and rolling version (Leap and Tumbleweed). I use Leap. I thought about Tumbleweed for exactly the reason you moved to Manjaro but am worried about unpredictable breakage - when upgrading versions something might break but only when you choose to upgrade versions, updating to latest within a major version is pretty safe (not that it never breaks, but rarely).
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Manjaro downloads most of what's needed for whichever desktop you want, which suits me.

Not looking for another OS at the moment but if I were I'd try tumbleweed rather than leap, based on the manjaro experience which allows me to decide whether to accept an update or not. I keep a watch on the manjaro forum via RSS and there are several reports of breakages, usually only a single app, but so far I haven't experienced one.

At the moment I have four machines with Mint varieties and 2 Manjaro machines. I'm considering a new mail server - I need to switch IPs and the Mint version is getting old-ish and has old postfix etc versions. Perhaps I should consider SUSE for the role. Would that be an option, I wonder?
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I have not used SUSE for a server yet. I would like to try it because of things like the control panel having a console UI that mimics the GUI. I am a lot more familiar with Debian though so its easier to stick to Debian unless there is a compelling reason to change. I find Ubuntu, Mint and other derivatives pretty much indistinguishable from Debian on servers. If you want to try it is definitely an option.

I am pretty sure Leap has a meta package for XFCE so it should only be one extra step. In fact Tumbleweed now has an XFCE option in the installer (only found that out today).

I have looked at Manjaro before but never took the plunge. If I do switch to a rolling release distro at this point it would probably be to Tumbleweed. For one thing the snapshots let you roll back a bad upgrade fairly easily (although its really important that you have / and /home on separate partitions if you are going to do that - I have them on separate drives) and its a distro I already know I like.

Probably not of intrest to most, but in addition the OpenSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed versions, there are SUSE enterprise (i.e. paid for) distros for desktop, server and storage with options like live patching.

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I tried it once. It didn't acknowledge my pppoe connection.
So, stopped using it altogether.
Did anyone else had such a problem. How did you find solution ?
Help would be appreciated
11:56 am on Oct 15, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I do not need pppoe but a usb wifi device and ethernet worked out of the box.

I did have to add a repo to get the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver working.