Switching to Ubuntu from openSuse

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I run Linux exclusively in my shop. There are many reasons for this, but I won’t get into those right now. My distribution of choice has always been openSuse, Novell’s version of Linux. However, openSuse has always had some issues that I couldn’t seem to get past. So, this past weekend, I bit the bullet and made the switch to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a linux distribution offered by Canonical, and is the distro offered on Dell computers. I’m still in the process of getting used to it, but so far, I’m very happy with it. I’ll post more as I dig deeper into the system.

Upgrading to openSuse 11.2 from 10.3

I run a completely Windows free shop. That has it’s good points & bad, but I’m not going to get into that question. For now, I just want to talk about my recent experience upgrading from openSuse 10.3 to 11.2. openSuse 10.3 has been my OS of choice for quite some time. Sadly, however, it has reached the dreaded “end of life” stage wherein all support, repositories, updates, etc… have disappeared completely. I have to admit that I dreaded the upgrade process, having more experience with Windows upgrades than with Linux. However, I am happy to report that this upgrade was the smoothest thing since lubricated ice. Continue Reading…