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Suse 8.2 Personal
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6 26879 11-14-2003
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83% of reviewers $36.58 8.3



Description: SuSE 8.2 Personal for users who don't need Pro !

Note: I don't work / own SUSE, I just wanted to add this so I can review personall edition.
Keywords: Suse, linux , easy graphical kde


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Old 07-15-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
SuseBoy
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Suse 8.2/Fedora 5
Posts: 93

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: $30.50 | Rating: 2

Pros: Graphical Installation , Easy to Install , Detects all hardware(mostly) upfront, runs on old computers, has KDE , Gnome, FLuxbox, ICEWN, and more , Comes with it's own package management system YAST2!
Cons: You might get a few KErnal panics on the first try of installing



Don't use this it's will just crash on you in the end.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
 
Registered: Dec 1969
Posts: 0

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $29.99 | Rating: 10

Pros: Ease of use
Cons: Can't think of any at the moment.


It installed with ease and pain free. I would highly recomend it to anyone.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
edwardp
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Posts: 78

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $49.00 | Rating: 10

Pros: Very easy for a newbie to install.
Cons: Haven't found any.


Found SuSE 8.2 Personal to be an excellent distribution. It was very easy to install, even on a 166 MHz Pentium MMX system.

It was recommended over other distributions, plus I found it supports all of the internal PCI cards (video, audio, network) that are used, a USB wireless/optical/rechargable mouse, my Epson inkjet printer, and (unexpectedly) my digital camera - which was recognimzed right when I plugged it in to the other USB port, and could immediately view the pictures on it using Konqueror.

I'm very pleased with SuSE, and pleased to recommend it.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:48 PM   #4
sorrodos
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0, Gentoo, FreeSBIE 1.0
Posts: 345

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 10

Pros: Excellent hardware auto-detection, YaST2, great support database at suse.com
Cons: Doesn't come with development tools or samba server, doesn't autoconfigure for Windows SMB network like Mandrake, no DVD playback software included


The hardware detection for SuSE 8.2 was the best I have ever seen in any of the distributions I have tried. (RedHat 5.2, Mandrake 8.0, 8.1,9.0, Lycoris, SuSE 8.2) It was incredibly easy to setup and a decent transition for newbies coming over from Windows, though I have heard Lindows and Mandrake's latest version rival in this area. I have been able to solve every problem I have run into by going to www.suse.com, and searching their support database. It is also incredibly stable. I have had other distributions' systems hang completely when a certain app crashed, when an app has crashed SuSE I have never had this issue, the worst I've had to do is kill/restart X.

Although SuSE 8.2 didn't come w/ development tools, Samba server, or DVD playback functionality, none of this was difficult to find.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 11:49 PM   #5
Caeda
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Suse 6.0+, Mandrake 5.0-10.0, Redhat 6.0-9.0, Gentoo 1.2+, Gnoppix, Knoppix, Sabayon, Ubuntu 5.04+
Posts: 1,811

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $20.00 | Rating: 10

Pros: Easy Upgrade...
Cons: None


You can even add a suse ftp server as an installation source and do a free upgrade to professional! :)
 
Old 11-14-2003, 07:51 PM   #6
wini_g
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: SuSE 11.0
Posts: 171

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $40.00 | Rating: 8

Pros: really easy to install ,tons of apps ,stable ,easy
Cons: would be excellent if YOU could be used for KDE & other packages as well ... like apt-get


Really easy install .... takes little time ..... generally seems to be fast .....

More disk & security related tools would be better than online-banking apps & other silly stuff

YAST makes adding stuff and configuration really easy .... its not a Linux flavour IŽd recommend for ones who want to really learn everything .... it just all worked out of the box 4 me .... stable .....

Great for a painless intro to Linux but it still has all the tools one wants .....

Enough documentation ....
 




  



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