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SuSE 8.1 Professional
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1 20617 05-12-2004
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100% of reviewers $35.00 9.0

Description: This is the boxed retail version of SuSE linux 8.1 professional which comes with a few extras compared to the "personal" edition such as an printed adminstrater manual and tech support.
Keywords: SuSE linux 8.1 Professional

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Old 05-12-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: FreeBSD/Gentoo/Debian
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $35.00 | Rating: 9

Pros: Easiest install of all linux's
Cons: software conflicts and odd install locations for packages

I find SuSE 8.1 Professional to be an excellent distro. The hardware detection and install were very easy. Unfortunatly if one of the pre-constructed installs is used one risks getting conflicts with software. For example my first install put in CUPS and LPR which cannot be used together. The amount of packeges included in the install is amazing. Also the Yast software adds an incredible ease of use making network configuration, user managemnet, and package updates very easy. Most of the reviews from the personal edition should apply to this version since there is very little difference. Only a manual and some added packages make the difference. Also Suse tends to put packages in odd directories making some software installs a little problematic if not using YaST or an RPM. I wish distro's would stick to the default install locations for each given package.


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