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Duke of URL: Review of SuSE Linux 6.4

Jun 10, 2000, 00:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

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"I have often heard SuSE touted at the European distribution, and as everyone knows, that means one thing. It will catch on in America-well, eventually. Even though it took a while, it was worth the wait. SuSE is now booming just about everywhere."

"As other Linux stocks dropped like Red Hat and VA Linux Systems, SuSE saw no problems. Why? That is because SuSE is still a private organization. The fact that SuSE is so popular is amazing based on the fact that Red Hat had to obtain an IPO before it really boomed in the Linux world."

"With all this, SuSE has obtained quite a reputation not only in the business world, but also in the home environment. That is because SuSE is changing with the time, and even charming us with those nice little stickers of the User Friendly characters (I was hooked when I saw them)...."

"Package Installation- This takes a little while, but you have literally thousands of packages to choose from. One of the main things that hindered distributions such as Red Hat is that they included very little in the way of packages I could make good use of. SuSE provides nearly everything one would ever need along with some other stuff I am sure even advanced users will not need-but better safe than sorry. This cuts down on the figurative installation time-in that sense I mean, I don't need to download packages for the rest of the night just to get my system fully configured the way I want it."

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