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Rockrat 03-06-2005 11:42 AM

Is SUSE 9.2 a wise choice for a first timer
I have just picked up SUSE 9.2 as a freebie, is it a wise choice for a first timer, setting up a dual boot system for the first time!!!?

XavierP 03-06-2005 11:45 AM

Welcome to LQ :D Suse 9.2 is a good distro for a first timer: it has wizards, is initially very gui based and is fully featured. We all, I believe started off dual booting, so you're in good company!

Stealth870 03-06-2005 01:33 PM

I think SUSE 9.2 is good for beginners, especially ot ransition from WInXP to Linux. But if you want to install stuff, I'd always lean to a Debian distro. Unfortunately I dislike the use of RPMs, seeing as it seems to be a lot easier to work with apt-get and deb packages.

Have you thought about looking at Linspire or SimplyMEPIS? Both are also good for noobs, and both are Debian based.

cs-cam 03-06-2005 06:12 PM

If you've got the SuSE CD then go for it. It's a fine distro for beginners, you'll be able to work everything out easily enough :)

thorn168 03-06-2005 06:39 PM

I would recommend the new Memphis 3.3 as a live CD. I never could get the Suse Live CDs to work.


KimVette 03-06-2005 06:42 PM

Suse 9.2 is also great for oldtimers who got sick of the novelty of having to configure everything by hand just to get a running system with EVERYTHING imaginable installed and running out of the box. :D With that said, it's also an excellent choice for newbies. You'll be missing out on some required steps that are manual on other distributions because Suse automates a lot of the grunt work for you, but you have the option of configuring things manually if you so desire.

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