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Old 12-11-2004, 11:40 AM   #1
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Please help, I'm so confused


I am currently using FC3 and WinXP Home on a dual boot system. However, I am considering making a new computer out of spare computer parts I have and just putting linux on it. I have tried several linux distros, such as FC3, Mandrake, Knoppix, and Gentoo. I need something that is easy to use after coming from windows, and I have heard Suse is very easy to use and install. I know there is some type of package that lets you install/uninstall packages in Suse, but I was wondering what packages that lets you install. I know it has basic stuff like Web browsers and office productivity programs, but what about games? My number 1 problem with linux is that I am yet to find an easy to use package manager. Currently I am using Synaptic, but I dont like it as much as I would like. Also, most of the Suse products I see are servers. All I need is a desktop version with support and free and easy updates, patches, etc. The person I will be building this computer for has never used linux, and I am afraid they will get scared off because some packages are hard to install for windows users. Also, how configurable is Suse? Has anybody had any problems with Suse I should know about? btw, how much does Suse cost with the configuration I have listed above?

Thank you in advance, I know I asked a lot of questions.

-Sean
 
Old 12-11-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
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OK, I have found a little info. What is the difference between Suse 9.2 and Novel Linux Desktop powered by Suse?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 06:41 PM   #3
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Novell Linux Desktop contains desktop software only, you will not find Apache, bind and any other server related package.
Also, you must purchase an annual upgrade license in order to get updates.

In SuSE 9.2 Professional, the updates are available via download and you get the server related package.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 08:58 PM   #4
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According to most of the threads SUSE 9.2 seems to be having problems so try to get down the SUSE 9.1 Pro version cause pro will have the all the software you need 99% of the time. Rest is you've to find googleing or through the help of those members in this forum. Actually I'm also dual booting windows and linux just before moving entirely cause I still don't know how to config most of the things in the linux. So I thinkSUSE is ok cause it's easy to use.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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thank you, I am starting to really like SuSE
 
  


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