FirstLinux.com: SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 Review
Oct 30, 2001, 21:11 (20 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Dave
Edwards for this link. ]
"SuSE Linux Professional 7.3 is an excellent
distribution and comes with our strongest recommendation for anyone
who has ever installed Linux before. As the Professional edition
has so much software, a Linux newbie may feel overwhelmed by the
choice on offer; for this reason we recommend that a Linux beginner
try the Personal edition first.
SuSE did a great job of making the installation as easy as
possible and with the slick KDE makes for an extremely usable
system. The DVD is a welcome extra, the documentation is excellent
and the sheer range of programs awesome. The review was a little
delayed by SuSE's insistence on including Tux Racer in the
distribution :). We managed 55 frames per second from the Radeon
card when running this game which was fairly impressive from the
DRI OpenGL driver.
For die hard windows users, the WINE system is included and we
successfully run many Windows applications with this software
including Quicken, Corel Photopaint and Agent.
We would want to test this distribution for a longer period
before recommending using this to be used in a corporate
environment; many of the fundamental components are the latest
versions. But from the limited tests carried out it functioned
perfectly well as an Intranet server running Apache, MySQL and
DB4Web. Overall this is SuSE's best ever distribution and looks
like being our favorite Linux distribution, at least for now."