Originally Posted by TobiSGD
Suse 9.1 was end of life in 2006. I would strongly recommend to install a newer version. You will get no bugfixes and, more important, security updates if you use this outdated version.
yes what he said, and welcome to Linux.
you can get the newest vs of OpenSuse there if that is the distro you prefer to stick with. Otherwise I suggest looking into maybe Fedora or some of the lighter distros that are not as large of a system resource hog as the SuSe line is.