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Goodbye, OpenSUSE, hello again Debian


For the past few years, after getting away from Gentoo on nearly all systems in my house, I settled on OpenSUSE on my primary workstation, partially due to my being familiar with it once prior, and also it appeared that the project had continued heading in a pretty good direction.

After not too long, however, and I think it was the upgrade from the first Leap 42.X to the second, things started to break on the desktop, which I was surprised and a little disheartened with. I don't have the time for narrowing down bugs on my desktop that I used to have.

I put up with it for a couple of years, wound up on the 15.X Leap series, wound up using their separate KDE repository, etc, and things never went back to just normal stability, something was always broken, some revisions of this or that were more or less broken than the last.

I gave up last week, after having several stellar years of Debian on laptops (never mind the server reliability), I decided I'd put it back on the desktop as well.

Sure feels a lot snappier than OpenSUSE did, too, but it's early days.

I concur, had a problem with Debian on my RPS, switched to Devuan and problem gone.

You know, I had thought about that not too long ago and completely forgot....

The only problem is, I feel like I *must* continue to get familiar with systemd, much as I dislike it.

I see. You made a good choice with Debian though.



So disappointed with the status quo here in Canada. An in awe with the popular vote. Why do so many Canadians think we're in a 2 party system? Fuuuuuuuuck...

If it's a one turn first-past-the-post system, then it's a two-party system, it's as simple as that.

It doesn't have to be that way, though... I find it difficult to understand that people who lie and have no platform still get either a popular vote or elected.

Because, as I painfully realized earlier in my life, many people enjoy being lied to, even if they know it may not be true, and that running against something or someone can be as or more effective as running for something.

"Luckily" we have more parties here in #Germany and so you have more choices.

It isn't about the absolute number of parties. There are more parties in both Canada and the USA, but for all intents and purposes, only the two largest count because of first-past-the-post elections. Proportional elections and two-turns elections to a lesser extent allow for more "viable" parties.

Okay, I mean the same. :-) Here are not just #SPD and #CDU/#CSU but also #DieLinke and #Gruene and #FDP. Not that most of them are any better than the 2 famous, but they are there in the #bundestag .

We definitely have better parties here. The petro-state is sure doing a great job of keeping everyone dumb here.