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VNUnet: Suse Linux Professional 9 [Review]

Mar 24, 2004, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Shilliday)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Suse's success as the main competitor to Red Hat has been predominantly in Europe until now. The penetration of this German company (now owned by Novell) into the market is expected to grow further. Suse has aimed its Linux distribution more generally, and as such, it's certainly big. Similar to Mandrake Linux, there is some emphasis on making the desktop aspect of Linux more user friendly, but it also has good server capabilities.

"The installation begins with a splash screen with Suse's new rebranded look. The set-up program is part of Yast, which is also used to configure the system after installation. The first option allows you to repair, update or boot a current system in addition to a new install. Next, Yast takes a unique approach in collecting together appropriate settings and presenting them to you in a list, for you to make alterations..."

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