Librenix: SuSE 9.0 Personal: One Hour to a Slick Linux Desktop
Dec 02, 2003, 10:00 (13 Talkback[s])
"SuSE's 9.0 Linux distribution comes with a 400 page manual and
3 CD-ROM's -- all for a retail price of $40 (US). This is the third
release of SuSE Linux that I've purchased and each version is
smaller and better than the last. SuSE 6.3, purchased in early
1999, failed to fit on a dedicated 6.4 GB disk. SuSE 9.0 Personal
Edition took a grand total of 2 GB of disk space. In spite of the
reduction in disk requirements (and CD-ROM's), it includes
everything I expect a modern distribution to have.
"However, 'everything I expect' was not to come quite so
easily--I was in for a small surprise in the first install. For my
first installation I let SuSE drive, selecting only the default
options and let YaST, SuSE's excellent setup tool, autodetect and
configure all of my hardware..."