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View Poll Results: Suse 8 is ...
the greatest Linux distro ever! 1 10.00%
Very good distro, worth the purchase. 6 60.00%
Not worth switching from Red Hat 8 2 20.00%
Piece of crap distro. Waste of money... 1 10.00%
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Old 03-22-2003, 11:32 PM   #1
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Suse 8 users, what do you think?


I am thinking about purchasing Suse 8 for some variety in my Linux experience. Is it worth it? What are the advantages over Red Hat 8, which I currently use?
 
Old 03-23-2003, 12:15 AM   #2
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Moved: More Suitable in the Distro Forum as its Distro Specific.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 12:18 AM   #3
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I've always been partial to SuSE as it was the easiest to learn (for me anyways). I started with 6.0. I've purchased both Red Hat and SuSE 'off the shelf' and I found SuSE's documentation to be quite reader-friendly. IMO I got my money's worth every time.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 06:19 AM   #4
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I have tried Red Hat, Mandrake, and SuSE of various versions. I am currently using 8.1 Professional of SuSE, and I have personally found that 8.0 has less problems than 8.1. However, both are very install friendly and basically user friendly.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 08:09 AM   #5
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It's a good buy, but get 8.1, or you can wait until like April 15 when 8.2 is released.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 01:00 PM   #6
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Well since SuSE is the only distro I have used I picked Very good distro, worth the purchase. Very easy install & a great distro for the first time linux user.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 02:55 PM   #7
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Go for it!
 
Old 03-23-2003, 04:43 PM   #8
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How about easier and prettier installations (YaST2),
Nicer CLI and GUI (beautified KDE3.1 + XFree 4.3),
Optimized athlon kernel (k_athlon 2.4.20),
Lates apps...

With SuSE Linux 8.2 is comming up, it save buy from my success record (since SuSE Linux 7.0)


Have a lot of fun :-)
 
Old 03-23-2003, 05:28 PM   #9
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it's good but i'd wait for 8.2.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 02:02 PM   #10
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Thanks for the feedback. I will buy 8.2 when it comes out.

Edit: Oh yeah. I signed the petition and forwarded that link to everybody I know. We must defeat this attack on our freedom...
Thanks for the link..

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