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free-bees.co.uk: SUSE 10.0 [Review]

Dec 20, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"SUSE. To be quite honest, there isn't very much worth saying to you, wonderful reader, about SUSE in this little spiel before we begin the article properly. It had the 10.0 release a couple of months ago, and remains rather popular. You can either pay for it, or choose the open source version (which I did because I'm tight). And now I'm going to review it.

"Naturally enough, the first step is to download it. It certainly isn't a small distribution, weighing at five CDs. It would be nice if the extra CDs weren't really required for the installation, since it would be quicker to download the packages for about the last three CDs, since I required no packages from them. Although you could get away with not having all the CDs, it is difficult to tell which CDs have which packages on them. Having said that, having lots of CDs does mean a wide range of packages that you'll never have to download again. Anyway, I got them in the end, and the next step was, oddly enough, installation..."

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