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Old 09-29-2003, 07:34 AM   #1
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Where can I find SuSE?

I think Im going to give SuSE a try, at least until the new version of Mandrake comes out. Does anyone know where I can download it at, or do you have to pay for it?
Old 09-29-2003, 08:09 AM   #2
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SuSE doesn't make iso images available, but there is a bootable evaluation CD they call Live Evaluation. Check the SuSE site for ftp mirrors.
SuSE is a great distro for laptops. I installed 8.2 without any real problems. The new 9.0 version is due out in a few months.
Old 09-29-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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Old 09-29-2003, 08:43 AM   #4
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It's a funny thing about SuSE. The way you install a permanent distro is through an ftp server. First you have to download the boot ISO cd and burn it. This you boot to and you have to have a network connection preferable ethernet, if not it could be tough. Then you load you nic's driver and tell it to install via ftp. Through another networked box, you have to ping a ftp server to get the ip of it. Then you just tell SuSE the ip and the path to the distro and it will load the installer and start up X. From there on it's pretty self explanitory. The reason SuSE made it a network install is to try and keep everything as current as possible.

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Old 09-29-2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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I also saw it in BestBuy the other day. That might be the best way to get it.
Old 09-30-2003, 12:16 AM   #6
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I got mine at CompUSA for $35.00
Old 09-30-2003, 08:33 PM   #7
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That's about what I saw SuSE for at BestBuy. They also had a "better" version for about $70 and a "best" version for about RedHat price.


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