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Old 11-26-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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SUSE 9 really good for newbies (NVIDIA auto-install)

Hello people,
I had a really hard time getting Linux to "work" in my computer...
After several attempts with Slackware 9.1, Mandrake 9.1,9.2 and Redhat 9 cds... I was almost about to drop it, but then I tried SUSE 9 "ftp" installation and I was very impressed of how easy it was! and much better all my hardware was detected and the best part "for me" (a newbie) was when doing the update... nvidia driver was automatically downloaded, installed and configured!!!
I tried before "SUSE Live cd" and it was really cool too... at first I felt intimidated about doing all the installation without cds and thinking about ftp settings... but it was almost automatically done...
For a newbie, I would recommend to try this distro (it worked for me)... maybe it's not the best distro? but now that it's working on my computer I'm going to be able to learn Linux and then in the future buy it.

I just have a question... what's the difference between the downloaded version and the one you buy (personal or professional)?


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Old 11-26-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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Purchasing it gets you extra programs that you have to pay for, no downloads available. It also gives you an easy "DVD", no disk swapping and no waiting, nice fast install
Old 11-26-2003, 10:52 PM   #3
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i have been thinking of another version of using 7.2, seems a little out dated....maybe suse would be good...i was also thinking fedora. im not sure what is best for a noob.
Old 11-27-2003, 11:50 AM   #4
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...I was browsing ebay and found some people selling the "personal and professional" versions... do you think those are real? $8.99 pro-dvd, $5.99 cds-pro and the more expensive one $19.99-pro dvd or cds -retail packaging.
I'm thinking about buying it, but do you think those "GPL complete-versions" would let me update when needed?


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