Live-evaluation cds run entirely from the cd, nothing (aprt from maybe some small config files) gets installed to your hard drive, reboot, remove the cd and your system is back to the way it was. Note: because you are constantly accessing the cd, it will appear to be quite slow. Other live cds are Knoppix, Gnoppix and Slax.
The hardware requirements are here: http://www.suse.com/us/private/produ...uirements.html
I think that full SuSE will run/load but will be slow. If you are just finding out about Linux, it should be fine (it's aimed at new users) but it won't be fast. If you need a fully useable system which is quick (and you either aren't afraid of manual configuration or have help) I'd suggest Slackware - it's light and fast.
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