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1.Is it true that companies that use Linux use RPM based distros of Linux like Redhat, Fedora, and open-SUSE? 2.If they do why do they?(are not Debian packages easier to ...
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- 12-29-2011 #1
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2.If they do why do they?(are not Debian packages easier to come across)
3. Am I better off learning an RPM based distro rather than a Debian based distro if I might consider a job relative to Linux in the future?
4.Are not most companies that develop software for Linux more likely to package that software into a Debian file compared to an RPM file?
5.If so then why chose RPM over Debian?
6.Does using different versions of Linux require you to know different sets of terminal commands? (For example sudo apt-get install "something" works in Ubuntu and Mint but what do you type in open-SUSE).
7.Is it fine to use Gnome 3 in open-SUSE if I keep hearing that its native desktop environment is KDE?
8.Can Linux Mint be ran in purely gnome 3 as opposed to the gnome2/3 hybrid that they are using?
9.Is Fedora less stable than open-SUSE?
10. What is the best RPM based disto and best Debian based distro with regards to awesome software management, great selection of software and ease of use?
- 12-29-2011 #2
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- 12-29-2011 #4
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for answer #1: what do you mean by "support packages"?
for answer #2: are there not 3rd party RPM packages as well?
for answer #5: are you saying that RPM based distros like Red-hat/SUSE provide technical support and that Debian based distos do not?
- 12-29-2011 #5
1. You can phone up a help desk and talk to someone or email them for help. Additionally, updates are only available to those with a support contract.
2. Yep. And the same applies.
3. No. Some companies such as Red Hat, Novell (still?) and Canonical do provide support. Canonical, obviously support a .deb based distro.
- 12-30-2011 #6
For home use, package management tends to be one of the most important aspects of a distribution.
For business use, this is not true. Businesses tend to test particular versions of things, and use only that version. Eventually, when it's far enough out of date, they will test a different version and use that. Businesses gravitate towards distributions that provide support contracts, which guarantees that someone will help if a problem occurs (as opposed to a home user, who comes to LinuxForums.org and asks random people on the Internet ).
The main difference between various distributions (from an enterprise perspective) is not the commands, but the architecture. What sort of init process do they use? Do they custom patch the kernel? How frequently do they release? Things like this.
If you are planning to use Linux at a job, it does not matter at all what distro you run at home. If you are planning to be a Linux system administrator, it may matter a bit, but the difference is the architecture, not the type of package that they use.