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NewsForge: First Look: SUSE Linux Professional 9.2 Beta

Oct 29, 2004, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Novell recently opened a limited beta of SUSE Linux Professional 9.2, and I've been using it for my work/production machine ever since I got my hands on the five-CD download. No, using a beta release of an operating system as your production system is generally not a good idea. Yes, there are bugs, as expected in beta software. There are also improvements and refinements, as is also to be expected. But overall, well, read on and see.

"I've now installed SUSE 9.2 two and a half times on two different machines. The half install aborted midway through the process because of bad media. The other two installs were successful: one an upgrade from SUSE 9.1 on my IBM Thinkpad laptop and the other a similar upgrade on my production desktop machine.

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