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Old 03-22-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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How do I learn SuSE?

What is a good book, website, or something step by step to help me learn SuSE Pro 9.0?

Old 03-23-2004, 04:51 AM   #2
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suse 9.0 comes with a detailed documentation in 2 books, but this will help u a bit i guess, too

locate SuSE | grep /usr/share/doc

this should list almost all suse specific documentation on your box.

but there may be installed the SuSEHelpCenter on your box, too. This should provide u a complex documentation to all specific issues and linux in general.

have some fun...

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Old 03-23-2004, 10:36 AM   #3
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At the end of the day, most books are quite generalised. If you can find an uptodate one that will cover the SuSE 9 specifically, then you shouldn't have much of a problem.

The only 2 things that you need to make sure you've got is the info about how to re-install and configure the system so you can post for help (even if you just have to know how to re-install a windows bootloader in the event of a dual boot going wrong)


the install disc's.

So if you mess things up, to start with, you can just re-install.

The just play around with the app's to see what they do. Again, as long as you've go the net access, you can always just put the name of the app into google - there should definitely be stuff to direct you in the right direction.

And check out the SUSE site. that's probably where you'd find the stuff about YAST and any other SuSE specific app's you might need to know about.


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I've looked through the user's manuals and they have little that is not in the desktop documentation. The installation program (Yast) is very user friendly, so if you just install it on your system, you can go with the help files from there. Assuming you don't have problems getting your online connection (not the best assumption if you have an internal modem), these forums and other online documentation are all you will need to learn Suse. If you can set up a dual boot with whatever you're already familiar with, you have no reason to hesitate.


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