Originally posted by Linux24
Do not bother downloading the personal edition of Suse 9.1. I tried that. It doesn't even come with development tools, so you can't recompile a custom kernel (a favorite Linux past time), and you can't compile software from source.
Instead, try Mandrake or Fedora to start off. Or, figure out how to get your hands on Suse Professional. The personal edition is awful.
SuSE personal comes w/ development tools. What tools were you looking for?
You sure can compile from source. You can't use YaST to install the self-compiled code, but you still can install it yourself.
As for compiling the kernel, I havn'e tried it. But I know that you do have the option of installing the kernel source. And since you have gcc, I don't see why you couldn't.