LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-29-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
Lola Kews
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 428

Rep: Reputation: 37
SuSE 9.1 Pro, Pros & Cons


Hi Guys, I am building a new system with the AMD Athlon 64 and ASUS K8V SE deluxe mobo. It has been recommended to me to use SUSE 9.1 (I HATE WINDOWS!).
This will be my first Linux Distro, not stupid, can learn anything with a little guidance.
You guys are the experts, doe's SUSE 9.1 seem like a great place to be or would you recommend something else? I don't want to go from distro to distro like some of you do, although I could. I just want my butt kicked in the right direction so I don't have to relearn everything over and over.
Thanks, Lola
 
Old 05-29-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
esher2292
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Maryland,USA
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0, Knoppix 3.4
Posts: 94

Rep: Reputation: 15
I looked at the suse site and suse pro 9.1 looks pretty good. What would you be using it for? You may not need pro.

Last edited by esher2292; 05-29-2004 at 04:25 PM.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 08:29 PM   #3
eloyj88
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.1 Knoppix 3.4, Damn Small Linux 0.8.0
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
Distro

If you don't have experience using linux I suggest you try a live distro like SUsE 9.1 Live cd or Knoppix. And if you want to install a distro on your hard drive I suggest you give Mandrake or SUsE a try they are both good.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
Lola Kews
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 428

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 37
eloyj88, where do I get these live distros for Knoppix 3.3 and SUSE 9.1 (I take it you mean working from a disk)? My current system is old and maxed out (CD broke)! I haven't built the new system yet, still getting the parts. I want to have "something in hand (OS) when I boot up the new system", it is NOT going to be windows.
All assistance/suggestions are welcome! Now do you see my delima? If I buy a distro and can't stand it, there go's the money.
What is your opinion of Knoppix vs SUSE9.1, or have you tried them?
Thanks, Lola

New system is Asus K8V SE Deluxe, AMD 64 3200+, 512MB ram.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:33 PM   #5
eloyj88
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.1 Knoppix 3.4, Damn Small Linux 0.8.0
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
Distros

You can find many distro in this page http://www.linuxiso.org/
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:39 PM   #6
eloyj88
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.1 Knoppix 3.4, Damn Small Linux 0.8.0
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
distros

All distros are good but it depends on what you are planning on using them for. I will suggest you try knoppix.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
Lola Kews
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 428

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 37
eloyj88, why Knoppix and not SUSE? Does Knoppix have 64 bit capability like SUSE 9.1 ?
I appreciate your help.
Lola
 
Old 05-31-2004, 12:42 PM   #8
dslboy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Norway
Distribution: Slackware -current
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: 30
I would say that the Slackware is the cleanest distro, though this depends on what you're going to be using your computer for.. Slackware is also rated the one that is hard to use, but let me tell you; Slackware was my first distro -and the only one. If you wanna start learning fast, i suggest you start with this
 
Old 05-31-2004, 12:51 PM   #9
dave_starsky
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK, Manchester
Distribution: Gentoo (2.6.10-r4) & Ubuntu
Posts: 145

Rep: Reputation: 16
I used to use Slackware, but now I use SuSE, it's a lot easier to get up and running how you (well i) want it
 
Old 05-31-2004, 12:54 PM   #10
eloyj88
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.1 Knoppix 3.4, Damn Small Linux 0.8.0
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
Distros

I recommend Knoppix rather than the SUsE 9.1 Live CD because it brings more programs in its CD. I don't know if it has 64 bit capabilities.
But again it all depends on what you are using your computer for.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:03 PM   #11
JaseP
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
Posts: 1,658

Rep: Reputation: 138Reputation: 138
I'm a SuSE 9.1 user and have used both Mandrake (8.1 and 8.2) before switching to SuSE (8.2 then 9.1). I currently use SuSE 9.1 on 2 computers (1 laptop one desktop). I have used Knoppix on laptops before.

Slack is an excellent distro, but tends to be a bit more technical than other distros to set up. It's probably not a first choice for a first distro. Mandrake is good as a first distro. So is SuSE.

SuSE has excellent 64 bit support. If you have a DVD drive, you can get a 64-bit installation working right off the bat. Installation is relatively easy (just make sure your BIOS is set to boot from the DVD drive before the hard drive). There are a couple of bugs with sound, but they are universal to all current distros (a problem with KDEs sound support and the 2.6.4 kernel). I'd recommend having a friend who is familiar with Linux standing by in case you have a problem.

Just post here if you have any other problems, I know I'll help whenever I can, and as you can already see, people fall over themselves to help other Linux users.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:08 PM   #12
thegreatgatsby
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: England
Distribution: SuSE 9.3 pro
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 30
I have SuSE 9.1 on my AMD_64 (Kdv d) and I am pretty happy with it. sure there are some issues but it works very well.

I would reccomend it. I have used SuSE 8.2, 9.0 and have seen no reason to change distro.

I never got the live suse cd working on any computer.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 02:47 PM   #13
Lola Kews
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 428

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 37
Is there someplace to get a discount on SUSE 9.1 PRO? Is it necessary to have the books for this distro? Can it be installed with out any problems from the Ebay copies?
Lola
 
Old 06-02-2004, 03:11 PM   #14
JaseP
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
Posts: 1,658

Rep: Reputation: 138Reputation: 138
Order the upgrade version of 9.1 Pro. It ships without the books and costs around $60.00.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 01:12 PM   #15
Lola Kews
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 428

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 37
JaseP, How important is it to have the books? If I order the upgrade version and find later I need the books, can I just order them?
Lola
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pros/cons of getting a G5 Tomasfuego Linux - Hardware 4 06-07-2005 04:53 AM
Linux / Windows Pros & Cons jordban General 78 05-04-2005 05:43 PM
Remote home directory - pros & cons? utabintarbo Linux - Networking 2 01-31-2005 02:10 PM
Slackware pros and cons DesertWolf0132 Linux - Newbie 4 10-14-2003 10:14 PM
RH 9.0 or Mandrake 9.1 pros & cons a1t Linux - Software 3 08-20-2003 05:54 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration