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Old 09-28-2003, 04:34 AM   #1
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SuSE 8.2 any good?

Hello all,
I tried the Live Eval verison of SuSE 8.2 and I was fairly impressed (mainly because it's the only distro I tried that supports my sound card). I've also used Knoppix 3.3 and 3.2 before and I like both. Is there any clear difference between SuSE and knoppix? Is the price of SuSE worth it or should I just download a web install? Thanks, everybody, for your help.

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Old 09-28-2003, 05:11 AM   #2
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It's really up to you to decide, what you like best!
I prefer Debian, because it's 100% free software, and everything works!
KNOPPIX is based on Debian (the unstable version (sid) I think).

I started using GNU/Linux with SuSE 8.0 (because it was available to me), but I soon ran my head against a wall. I couldn't find the configuration-files I needed (non-standard!!!), and there was simple too much of my supported hardware, that just didn't work!
So I switched to Debian, everything works, and the installation wasn't bad at all (it isn't GUI but it gets the job done a lot better than SuSE's YAST2 - in my opinion).

Further more, SuSE has a tradition to include proprietary software in they're distribution, which makes it a non-free distribution!!!

If you are new to Linux and fear the command-line (please don't fear it, it's more powerful than any GUI out there - but alright, we must all start somewhere), I suggest you try out Mandrake Linux, it's all GUI and very good. And the download-edition is free software.
But otherwise try out Debian GNU/Linux.

Carsten B. Jensen

Edit: made little mistake with the software-thing of SuSE Linux

Last edited by carstenbjensen; 09-29-2003 at 03:03 AM.
Old 09-28-2003, 06:19 AM   #3
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you can buy suse 8.2 for 9.99 at PC WORLD (if you're in the UK) and pro for 19.99

I reckon it's worthit, but haven't tried any other distro yet
Old 09-28-2003, 10:12 AM   #4
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suse 8.2 is completely free if u downlaod it from their servers!

the differnce between the commercial version, is that u have star office and paid things in it!


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