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Old 03-06-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
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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!!!?
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Welcome to LQ 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!
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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.
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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
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I would recommend the new Memphis 3.3 as a live CD. I never could get the Suse Live CDs to work.

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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. 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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