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OSNews: SuSE 9.0 and CrossOver Office 2.1.0 Make A Great Desktop

Dec 02, 2003, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward H. Trager)

"After I and other colleagues had wasted much time trying to configure and re-configure Windows, I finally decided that I would try installing our new copy of SuSE 9.0 on this machine. We had bought SuSE 9.0 for a new server installation. I had not originally contemplated installing Linux on my colleague's desktop workstation because (1) he is a biologist who had never used (and possibly not even heard of) Linux or any *nix-based operating system before, and (2) he needed access to genetics programs like Sequencher (used for sequence analysis) which were Windows-only and might not work under Wine/CrossOver Office. But we agreed that having a computer that worked--regardless of operating system--would be much better than one that did not work! So the die was cast and I installed SuSE 9.0 alongside Windows 2000 in a dual-boot configuration.

"Now here's the good part of the story: First, SuSE's installer autodetected all of the hardware perfectly. It automatically configured the ethernet card in the PCI slot for DHCP and just ignored the bad card on the motherboard...!"

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