What is the purpose of 'zypper -remove patterns-openSUSE-minimal_base'
I know what it does, but is it necessary? Does this minimal_base package prevent you from installing certain packages at a later date? Or you just making things nice n neat?
It's been quite some time, but if I remember correctly it interfered with some packages that we needed as the "minimal" blocked adding a bunch of stuff.
Will there be a topic on "managing inode in linux"
Yes, but it is going to go into an "Advanced Topics" section. Just as LVM and MD will have high level "normal" admin sections and eventually delve much deeper in advanced sections. I want to cover everything in a "normal admin" capacity like you would learn from the RHCE up front. Then go back and cover the nitty gritty details that other admin books don't. So it will basically take two passes but the hope is that the first pass will take you from "starting point" to "competent Linux Admin" then the second part will go where normal admin guides don't tread.
I don't know why others don't follow with this. I'm sure there are reasons I can't see, but it just seems easier with a rolling release like Arch or Tumbleweed.
They can still snapshot at a point in time to create the LTS release. Maybe it's more work on their part since with a rolling release there can be so many packages that change rather quickly?
I know it's almost enough of a pain to do the upgrade from release to release sometimes to make me consider just wiping and starting over (I usually do that with my laptop and Fedora since home is on a separate drive).
For home laptop use (non-gaming) be sure to check out PC-BSD. It's screaming fast, super stable and very responsive.
In this particular article it was a solid, but not fastest, performer in the transcoding benchmarks they ran, which were about as close to web serfing and video watching. PC-BSD is the fastest bar none if you're compiling software or iops intensive workloads.
If you mean what I think you mean, I use Centos for General server stuff, basically a server that can handle anything or can be more than 1 thing, however for Ubuntu and cause of the snaps, I use Ubuntu for specific roles like :