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The Register: SuSE 8.2 Approaches Computing Nirvana

May 01, 2003, 16:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)

"There's a lot to like in SuSE's latest edition, 8.2, and little to complain about. There are security enhancements and graphics tweaks partly due to KDE 3.1, and major administration bonuses in YaST-2. It's clear that SuSE has worked hard to accommodate the corporate desktop market as well as the home user since edition 8.1, which we did not recommend. It appears the company is serious about tempting a mixed-species shop of Linux servers and Windows desktops to harmonize in favor of Linux and thus save considerably on administration costs. Microsoft should worry about the strides SuSE is making in this area.

"Installation was an absolute breeze and hardly worth mentioning. I loaded it on three machines, a home-built P4 system, an OEM Dell P3 box and a Presario Celeron laptop. There were no unpleasant surprises; hardware detection was flawless and nearly everything I installed worked..."

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