Welcome to Episode 76 of Destination Linux
This episode was live streamed on Youtube and Twitch on Sunday June 23rd
Thank you for your show, long time listener, first time commenter. I am a regular openSUSE user and contributor to the project and it seems like the review of the distro was greatly glossed over and viewed from a very “Ubuntu” lens. For starters, YaST, a tool that an Ubuntu user wouldn’t be familiar with, once you use it, it is a fantastic collection of system configuration tools. It is a central “shop” to get things configured very nicely. In contrast, to make configurations in Ubuntu, I have to search through a menu of items that may or may not be system or root level settings. If you are used to hunting around for system configurations, it’s not a big deal but for me, I could never consider many distributions because of the lack of a tool LIKE YaST. Also, if you want to live in the terminal, the ncures interface is just as useful. From a sysadmin perspective, this capability makes managing remote systems even easier through the terminal where I do not have to remember all the commands.
The package manager, Zypper, was also glossed over. Zypper’s ability to manage multiple repositories and so very cleanly perform updates or even downgrades is the best I have ever used. Very stable, reliable and on the rolling model gives you spectacular control over your upgrades.
Another feature of openSUSE that seems to be glossed over is the ability to test out multiple Desktop Environments on the same install. I can have KDE Plasma, Gnome, MATE and Budgie installed concurrently and switch between them without any consequences.
As far as your challenges go with installing openSUSE, I can’t speak for that. I haven’t had issues but I am not one to dual boot. I will give other distros a spin in virtual machine. I use BTRFS on root but I do have a sizable partition in order to allow for the snapshots to be made upon each round of package installs.
I know you guys have a good relationship with a lot of the Ubuntu crowd but it would have been nice to have had someone from the openSUSE crowd to be able to discuss the features with you, like Richard Brown. Just a thought
Thanks for your show, I do enjoy it.
*We want to apologize to those who sent us e-mails we missed in April. Apparently our SPAM filters got excited.
What We’ve been playing: Ballistic Overkill
- While this isn’t a new game. Tensions are heating up to declare the best BO player. Even potential for US vs UK battle (Popey & Wimpey) vs (Rocco and Ryan?) On our individual Youtube channels we’ve been showing off our skills and making the UK team sweat…
- Ballistic Overkill is a competitive FPS with incredible graphics and Vulkan support. It features fast paced action with character customization, multiple battle modes like King of the Hill, or Capture points.
- We have finally found a game to get Rocco and Michael away from Rocket League if at least for a few hours a week.
Where Can You Find Us This Week
Rocco can be found at www.bigdaddylinux.com
Ryan can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/dasgeek
Zeb can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/zebedeeboss
Michael can be found at www.tuxdigital.com
All of us can be found on Big Daddy Linux Live! Which is on every Saturday night on the BigDaddyLinux Youtube channel
@bigdaddylinux @dasgeekchannel @TuxDigitalcom @zebedeeboss
Everybody have a great week and remember the Journey ITSELF is just as important as the Destination