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I survived my 30 days of night

So my one month experiment with Windows is over — in hindsight, I think it was supposed to be three months, but I won’t tell if you won’t — and it’s time for me to move over to Linux for the next month. The top two contenders are openSUSE 11.3 and Ubuntu 10.10 beta.

Wait, weren’t those the same two Linux operating systems I talked about in an earlier post? Well, yes. I guess the only explanation I can give, without seeming too much like a hypocrite, is that both operating systems went through some major updates since I last used them. Ubuntu has since released the beta to their 10.10 release, while the openSUSE team has been busily fortifying it’s operating system. Now seems the perfect time to switch, since NaNoWriMo is around the corner and I want to settle into an OS before I start.

Which brings me to the purpose of this particular post. Simply put, I’m stuck between using openSUSE and using Ubuntu. I like them both and want to try them both, but there isn’t enough time to put them both through a quality test. I’m asking you good folks to help me decide: should I install Ubuntu 10.10 or openSUSE 11.3? Should I try something new? I created a poll to help me decide. Since the poll runs until September 12, 2010, I am going to do more research on both to better prepare me for the problems that may arise. I’m going to update my findings as I start the journey.

I created a poll for readers to help me decide: http://poll.fm/27pst. I’ll make my decision at the conclusion of the poll.

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