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whats the difference in suse 9 personal and pro ? i got suse 8.2 pro, and it 5 cds of crap i'll never use. i heard that the ONLY difference, is that pro has some commercial software, like a demo of opera, main actor, and another program. is this true ?
i just ordered suse 9 personal, so what can i expect ? does it ship with blender ? my main point in upgrading to a newer distro was to get my non-working intel 82852 Graphics card working (wont go above 800x600 on ANY distro), should it work under suse 9 now ? i have another post dedicate to this topic.
iceman47: misunderstanding...not double-posting. i said "i ahve another post about this topic" to let the readers know "if you'd like to know more about the poblem, use the search tool and find it." not double-posting, i know that's bad.
so, back to my topic: is suse 9 personal a big difference from pro ?
I don't believe in personal and pro,
I don't see Debian, Slackware or the *BSD's publishing a personal and pro version either.
AFAIK what you've heard is true, so I don't see why you'd buy a "pro" version.
yeah, i kinda figured that. i got the pro 8.2 version only because it had main actor video editor, but i didnt think it would be 5 cds of crap. the dependency issues in pro were AMAZING ! i tried to do a minimal KDE install with some stuff i wanted, should've been around 1.1 GB like it was in mandrake, but yast detected a dependency problem with almost eveyr packages, and needed to install 800 additional megabytes of files. now i hope they fixed this in 9.0, and personal isnt filled with (no offense SuSE) garbage.
If you want to have a distro with the best package manager that can solve those issues for you; try Debian.
Anyone using Debian will tell you that apt is simply amazing.
And yes, rpm-based distro's have apt too now, but rpm still blows.
yeah, ive been meaning to try Debian distros, Libranet is the one ive been meaning to get. i have a copy of debian, 3 i think, and it wont work on my laptop, X wont work (this is on my old laptop, not this new one). the XF86 drivers are too old i guess.
but suse has been good to me, and i can't really try apt distros until we get DSL because i have a winmodem (not another post, lol). i heard though that suse 9 now supports 50% of all winmodems out there, now if this is true, ill try apt4rpm or the other apt rpm programs.
to be honest, i think redhat was trying to make installing programs easier, and they just made it worse, in my opinion. nothing is worse for a newbie than dependency problems, which SuSE distros try to fix.
ive been directed to debian distros my whole 3 years of using linux, and i think im ready to take the dive...after i try suse 9. ive already ordered suse9, and if that doesnt fix my craving, its libranet time.
this is what i got from Amazon.com, where i bought SuSE 9 personal from: on the description for suse 9 PERSONAL, this is what it says:
* Easy to install alongside Windows
* Includes a host of powerful, useful, and fun applications
* MS Office compatible office suite
* Quick and easy Internet access
* Extensive collection of multimedia applications
* Protection against viruses
New in SUSE LINUX Personal 9.0:
* Installation alongside Windows on the same computer
* New office suite with optimized compatibility, improved import/export filters, macro recorder
* New version of free image processing program GIMP
* Booting two times faster <<<--------(not true for personal)
* New dynamic menus in KDE
* Brand new great games
now dont get me wrong everyone, i love my new suse 9, but i just have a few complaints for all those who are wondering "Should i buy pro? or personal?" BUY PRO !!! apparently, only pro shipd with the DVDs and the 2.6.x kernel, and with the 2.6.x kernel, boots "twice as fast". not only that, but personal DOESNT EVEN COME WITH A KERNEL !!!! which im pretty pissed about, because now i have to download a new kernel with a painful 56k modem. so if you want a kernel, buy pro.
but all in all, im happy with my new SuSE distro. im still haveing those darn vido card troubled though, which is why i need the kernel. thats about the only bad thing i have to say about suse 9. OH, and, by default, it doesnt install the "make" command or GCC, so installing programs from source will be a pain for the newbie.
*words of advice for the newbie: dont do default installation when installing Pro or Personal, install EVERYTHING, that way, you can avoid dependency problems, and missing programs like i did.