[R] To hell with OpenSuse, ditch it and go to Ubuntu

xavier.chardon at free.fr xavier.chardon at free.fr
Thu Oct 8 09:40:36 CEST 2009


Whatever your final choice is, I think you should really try to use the distribution's package management system. I don't use the distributions you cited so I can't give you precise hints, but I'm sure you can easily find tutorials on how to install/remove software. It will make things a lot easier, both for installing R and gcc.
Btw, gcc is not installed by default because for most users, it is not required (most people install pre-compiled software using package management systems)

Xavier


----- Mail Original -----
De: "Robert Wilkins" <robstdev at gmail.com>
À: r-help at r-project.org
Envoyé: Jeudi 8 Octobre 2009 03h12:14 GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Berne / Rome / Stockholm / Vienne
Objet: [R] To hell with OpenSuse, ditch it and go to Ubuntu

this blog entry

http://www.viggie.com/blog/software/opensuse-ubuntu-usage-experience

, if credible , would seem to suggest that there is no good reason to
choose Suse.
I really don't have time for such nonsense, maybe I'll just reinstall as Ubuntu.

Also, noticed that GCC was not installed when Suse installed. That's
just weird, GCC is part of Linux.
And if you try to install GCC, the available options , are , again ,
thoroughly confusing.
It appears the Software-Install features of Suse are just not very robust.

Is Fedora any better?
Do you think that blog post is accurate in comparing Ubuntu and Suse?
Since Mandriva apparently has little market share or support in the
US, I guess I won't do with that.
So it's Ubuntu or Fedora.

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