yoohoo, suse users!
Suse users, espcially former RH users who are now suse users (or folks who use both), tell me about Suse Linux.
I'm an English teacher, keep in mind, and NOT an expert on computers, operating systems or software development.
I've been using either Red Hat or the RH based K12ltsp product at home for about 2 years now. I am trying to build a writing lab for my students and Suse is sending me some Suse 8.2 Professional box sets for Free. I suspect that most of the differences will be cosmetic, (green geecko instead of red hat, etc.) but what else can I expect?
How does Suse handle package mgmt/updates, etc.? That would be my biggest concern.
Am I correct to assume that Suse has a decent graphical install that will detect my hardware (unlike, say, Debian)?
Any other tips or pointers for a RH guy moving to Suse (at least at school, I'll likely stick to my RH/Fedora at home.)?
Other distros I have toyed with include Corel, Lycoris and Blue Linux. Tried to install Debian a couple of times, but could never once get an Xserver to run on either machine here at home, even after editing the XF86configs to match what RH had automagically arrived at for the same hardware. (See? I'm like a 17 year old kid who thinks he can drive after a year's experience on Sundays in the driveway.)